exequy

[ ek-si-kwee ]
/ ˈɛk sɪ kwi /

noun, plural ex·e·quies.

Usually exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
a funeral procession.

Origin of exequy

1350–1400; Middle English exequies (plural) < Medieval Latin, Latin exequiae literally, train of followers, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sequ(ī) to follow) + -iae, feminine plural noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM exequy

ex·e·qui·al [ek-see-kwee-uh l] /ɛkˈsi kwi əl/, adjective
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exequies
/ (ˈɛksɪkwɪz) /

pl n singular -quy

the rites and ceremonies used at funerals

Word Origin for exequies

C14: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow
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