requiescat

requiescat

[rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat]
noun
a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin: short for requiescat in pace

Dictionary.com Unabridged

requiescat in pace

[re-kwee-es-kaht in pah-che]
Latin.
may he (or she) rest in peace.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Requiescat
Collins
World English Dictionary
requiescat (ˌrɛkwɪˈɛskæt)
 
n
a prayer for the repose of the souls of the dead
 
[Latin, from requiescat in pace may he rest in peace]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

requiescat
"name of a prayer for the repose of the dead," 1824, from L. phrase requiescat in pace (often abbreviated R.I.P.), lit. "may he begin to rest in peace," from inceptive of requies "rest, repose" (see requiem).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;