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)
An example of an epitaph is a loving poem written about a deceased friend.
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Origin: ME & OFr epitaphe < L epitaphium, eulogy < Gr epitaphion < epi, upon, at + taphos, tomb < thaptein, to bury
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French epitaphe
Origin: , from Latin epitaphium
Origin: , from Greek epitaphion
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter of epitaphios, funerary
Origin: : epi-, epi-
Origin: + taphos, tomb.
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