follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

exequy

[ek-si-kwee] /ˈɛk sɪ kwi/
noun, plural exequies.
1.
Usually, exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
2.
a funeral procession.
Origin of exequy
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English exequies (plural) < Medieval Latin, Latin exequiae literally, train of followers, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sequ(ī) to follow) + -iae, feminine plural noun suffix
Related forms
exequial
[ek-see-kwee-uh l] /ɛkˈsi kwi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for exequies
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for exequies

exequies

/ˈɛksɪkwɪz/
plural noun (sing) -quy
1.
the rites and ceremonies used at funerals
Word Origin
C14: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for exequy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for exequies

24
25
Scrabble Words With Friends