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requiescat

[rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat] /ˌrɛk wiˈɛs kɑt, -kæt/
noun
1.
a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin: short for requiescat in pace

requiescat in pace

[re-kwee-es-kaht in pah-che] /ˌrɛ kwiˈɛs kɑt ɪn ˈpɑ tʃɛ/
Latin.
1.
may he (or she) rest in peace.
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requiescat

/ˌrɛkwɪˈɛskæt/
noun
1.
a prayer for the repose of the souls of the dead
Word Origin
Latin, from requiescat in pace may he rest in peace
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Word Origin and History for requiescat
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).
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