[ ob-si-kwee ]
/ ˈɒb sɪ kwi /
noun, plural ob·se·quies.Usually obsequies.
a funeral rite or ceremony.
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Origin of obsequy
1350–1400; Middle English obseque<Middle French <Late Latin obsequiae, alteration (by confusion with exsequiae funeral rites) of obsequia, plural of Latin obsequium;see obsequious
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH obsequyobsequies , obsequious
Words nearby obsequy
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Example sentences from the Web for obsequy
All below was a dark blue twilight, as if for an obsequy within instead of for one on the roof.A Case in Camera|Oliver Onions
The second day after his obsequy was done reverently, and on his body laid a tomb of stone and his banner hanging over him.Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)|Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed