Epicedia

epicedium

[ep-uh-see-dee-uhm, -si-dahy-uhm]
noun, plural epicedia [ep-uh-see-dee-uh, -si-dahy-uh] .
a funeral song; dirge.

Origin:
1580–90; < Neo-Latin < Greek epikḗdeion, noun use of neuter of epikḗdeios of a funeral, equivalent to epi- epi- + kēde- (stem of kêdos care, sorrow) + -ios adj. suffix

epicedial, epicedian, adjective
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epicedium (ˌɛpɪˈsiːdɪəm)
 
n , pl -dia
rare a funeral ode
 
[C16: Latin, from Greek epikēdeion, from epi- + kédos care]

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