epicede

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From Latin epicēdīum, from Ancient Greek ἐπικήδειον (epikḗdeion), neuter singular form of ἐπικήδειος (epikḗdeios), from ἐπί (epí, upon) + κῆδος (kêdos, care).

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epicede (plural epicedes or epicedia)

  1. An elegy; an ode to someone deceased.
    • 1875, Algernon Charles Swinburne, George Chapman: A Critical Essay, Page 139
      "This epicede, longer and more ornate than that issued two years before on Prince Henry, is neither much worse nor much better in substance and in style."

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