Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is the origin of "February"?

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).
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hic-jacet

hic jacet

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

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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hic jacet

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hic

8
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hic-jacet