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thanatopsis

[than-uh-top-sis] /ˌθæn əˈtɒp sɪs/
noun
1.
a view or contemplation of death.
2.
(initial capital letter, italics) a poem (1817) by William Cullen Bryant.
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thanatopsis

/ˌθænəˈtɒpsɪs/
noun
1.
a meditation on death, as in a poem
Word Origin
C19: from Greek thanatos death + opsis a view
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