Origin of cenotaphFrench cénotaphe from Classical Latin cenotaphium from Classical Greek kenotaphion from kenos, empty + taphos, tomb
A monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere.
Origin of cenotaphFrench cénotaphe from Old French from Latin cenotaphium from Greek kenotaphion kenos empty taphos tomb
From French cénotaphe, from Ancient Greek κενός (kenos, “empty”) + τάφος (taphos, “tomb”).
- Byron died here in 1824, and is commemorated by a cenotaph and a statue.
- At Sparta a cenotaph was erected in his memory near the tombs of Pausanias and Leonidas, and yearly speeches were made and games celebrated in their honour, in which only Spartiates could compete (Paus.
- Cimon brought those of Theseus from Scyros), or if they could not be procured, at least a cenotaph was erected in his honour.
- The town of Chhatarpur, which is named after Chhatar Sal, and contains his cenotaph, is 70 m.
- Teiresias' grave was at the Tilphusian spring; but there was a cenotaph of him at Thebes, and also in later times his "observatory," or place for watching for omens from birds, was pointed out (Pausanias ix 16; Sophocles, Antigone, 999).