hic jacet

[ heek yah-ket; English hik jey-set ]SEE DEFINITION OF hic jacet
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It was the Hic jacet of the great Rising that was to have been, and that was to have regenerated Ireland!

Only on the tomb of Manin could men write truthfully, "Hic jacet ultimus Romanorum."

The authors of the infamous policy have written their hic jacet against our civilization.

Hic jacet is literally true, and about the only true thing the majority of tombstones say.

And so on to the next pedestal with its "Hic stet," and the next great stone with its "Hic jacet."

At the very moment when Paliser was being run through the gizzards, he, turning a page of life, had scrawled on it Hic jacet.

Hic jacet in tumba Rosa mundi, non Rosa munda;Non redolet, sed olet, qu redolere solet.

They are generally confined to a mere statement of the name and rank of the deceased following the words “Hic jacet.”

"Hic jacet Bambi, along with the other self-important, modern institutions," she sighed humbly.

The inscription in the chapter-house says "Hic jacet Robertus Curtus."

WORD ORIGIN

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.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HIC JACET

epitaph

nouninscription on a gravestone
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