Cenotaph Definition

sĕnə-tăf
cenotaphs
noun
cenotaphs
A monument or empty tomb honoring a person or persons whose remains are elsewhere.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
empty tomb

Other Word Forms of Cenotaph

Noun

Singular:
cenotaph
Plural:
cenotaphs

Origin of Cenotaph

  • French cénotaphe from Old French from Latin cenotaphium from Greek kenotaphion kenos empty taphos tomb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cénotaphe, from Ancient Greek κενός (kenos, “empty”) + τάφος (taphos, “tomb”).

    From Wiktionary

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