The definition of an epitaph is an inscription or written tribute in memory of a person on a tombstone or in a piece of literature.noun
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- an inscription on a tomb or gravestone in memory of the person buried there
- a short composition in prose or verse, written as a tribute to a dead person, past event, etc.
Origin: ME & OFr epitaphe < L epitaphium, eulogy < Gr epitaphion < epi, upon, at + taphos, tomb < thaptein, to bury
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- An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.
- A brief literary piece commemorating a deceased person.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French epitaphe, from Latin epitaphium, from Greek epitaphion, from neuter of epitaphios, funerary : epi-, epi- + taphos, tomb.
- epˌi·taphˈic adjective