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hic

[hik]
interjection
  1. (an onomatopoeic word used to imitate or represent a hiccup.)
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hic et ubique

[heek et oo-bee-kwe; English hik et yoo-bahy-kwee]
Latin.
  1. here and everywhere.
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hic jacet

[heek yah-ket; English hik jey-set]
Latin.
  1. here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).
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hic requiescit in pace

[heek re-kwee-e-sheet een pah-che]
Latin.
  1. here rests in peace: a phrase used on tombstones before the name of the deceased.
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Historical Examples of hic

  • 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).

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for hic

hic

interjection
  1. a representation of the sound of a hiccup
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hic jacet

  1. (on gravestones) here lies
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Word Origin and History for hic

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

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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.)).

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