[ in muh-mawr-ee-uh m, -mohr- ]
/ ɪn məˈmɔr i əm, -ˈmoʊr- /
in memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to): used on gravestones, in obituaries, etc.
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Origin of in memoriam
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for in memoriam
/ (ɪn mɪˈmɔːrɪəm) /
in memory of; as a memorial to: used in obituaries, epitaphs, etc
Word Origin for in memoriam
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Word Origin and History for in memoriam
Latin, literally "in memory of" (see memory).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Culture definitions for in memoriam
[ (in muh-mawr-ee-uhm) ]
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