[heek yah-ket; English hik jey-set]
- here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).
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Related Words for hic jaceteulogy, elegy, memorial, sentiment, legend, monument, remembrance, commemoration, epigraph
- (on gravestones) here lies
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Word Origin and History for 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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