Of-blessed-memory meaning

Honorific epithet used parenthetically to mark a beloved person as being deceased.
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Origin of of-blessed-memory

  • A calque of Latin beatae memoriae, possibly a calque of Hebrew זכרונו\ה\ם\ן לברכה (zikhronó/á/ám/án livrakhá, “memory-of-him/her/them to blessing”), ז״ל (Z.L.).

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