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[hik] /hɪk/
(an onomatopoeic word used to imitate or represent a hiccup.)

hic et ubique

[heek et oo-bee-kwe; English hik et yoo-bahy-kwee] /ˈhik ɛt uˈbi kwɛ; English ˈhɪk ɛt yuˈbaɪ kwi/
here and everywhere.

hic jacet

[heek yah-ket; English hik jey-set] /ˈhik ˈyɑ kɛt; English ˈhɪk ˈdʒeɪ sɛt/
here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).

hic requiescit in pace

[heek re-kwee-e-sheet een pah-che] /ˈhik ˈrɛ kwiˈɛ ʃit in ˈpɑ tʃɛ/
here rests in peace: a phrase used on tombstones before the name of the deceased.
See also requiescat in pace. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for hic
Historical Examples
  • Says I, 'You bet your crashety-blank life I'll (hic) d'liver it!

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • It was the hic jacet of the great Rising that was to have been, and that was to have regenerated Ireland!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • Men's lives (hic) shouldn't be thought of at such a time (hic).

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • Gen'lmen, (hic) you'll have to excuse me, (hic) I'm a stranger in this town!

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales Robert L. Taylor
  • Something to take, Mollie, and you shall—hic—you shall have some—hic—some soda water.

    Work and Win Oliver Optic
  • Core means 'this (hic),' sore 'that (istud),' and are 'that (illud).'

  • Youve got to treat (hic) treat him right, fer hes my friend, see!

    Justin Wingate, Ranchman John H. Whitson
  • I'll do ellythik you like in reasol, M'ria—(hic)—bur I won't come 'ome.

  • But to introduce it into an old society, hic labor, hoc opus est!

    Colloquies on Society Robert Southey
  • She said man in state of nature (hic) was wicked as sparks fly upward.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for hic


a representation of the sound of a hiccup

hic jacet

/hɪk ˈjækɛt/
(on gravestones) here lies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hic

imitation of the sound of hiccuping, attested by 1883 (see hiccup).

hic jacet

Latin, hic iacet, "here lies," commonly the first words of Latin epitaphs; from demonstrative pronomial adjective of place hic "here" + iacet "it lies," from iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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