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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPITAPHS

We have epitaphs, too,—all our own as yet, for the world has not discovered them.

His epitaphs and elegies are his best work, and the best of them is that on his mother.

My fancy grew charnel, I talked "of worms, of tombs, and epitaphs."

So again on Christian epitaphs we find Constantso for Constantio, etc.

You can stroll into the churchyard, and move about as if you were ruminating on the epitaphs.

His preference of Latin epitaphs to English epitaphs is an instance.

If He is not for us, the epitaphs and memoirs of time avail nothing.

Where will you find a poetry more touching than that of these symbols and of these epitaphs?

I don't like reading the epitaphs of tombstones: they are everlastingly the same.

Him Jonson immortalised in one of the sweetest of his epitaphs.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French epitaphe (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin epitaphium "funeral oration, eulogy," from Greek epitaphion "a funeral oration," noun use of neuter of epitaphos "of a funeral," from epi "at, over" (see epi-) + taphos "tomb, funeral rites," from PIE root *dhembh- "to bury." Among the Old English equivalents was byrgelsleoð.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.