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hic jacet

[heek yah-ket; English hik jey-set] /ˈhik ˈyɑ kɛt; English ˈhɪk ˈdʒeɪ sɛt/
Latin.
1.
here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).
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  • In the limbe thereof this inscription "hic jacet d'na Emma, &c."

  • Only on the tomb of Manin could men write truthfully, "hic jacet ultimus Romanorum."

  • It was the hic jacet of the great Rising that was to have been, and that was to have regenerated Ireland!

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • The authors of the infamous policy have written their hic jacet against our civilization.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • With the following inscription: hic jacet Raherus primus canonicus, et primus prior istius Ecclesi.

  • hic jacet is literally true, and about the only true thing the majority of tombstones say.

    Letters of Peregrine Pickle George P. Upton
  • On each brutal brow was plainly written the hic jacet of a soul dead within.

    Looking Backward Edward Bellamy
  • And so on to the next pedestal with its "Hic stet," and the next great stone with its "hic jacet."

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • On one side, in raised letters in granite, appear the words 'hic jacet nil.'

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
  • At the very moment when Paliser was being run through the gizzards, he, turning a page of life, had scrawled on it hic jacet.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
British Dictionary definitions for hic jacet

hic jacet

/hɪk ˈjækɛt/
uknown
1.
(on gravestones) here lies
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Word Origin and History for hic jacet

Latin, hic iacet, "here lies," commonly the first words of Latin epitaphs; from demonstrative pronomial adjective of place hic "here" + iacet "it lies," from iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)).

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