obsequies

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obsequies (normally plural, singular obsequy)

  1. (plural only) funeral rites
  2. see obsequy

Usage notes[edit]

  • the plural only usage is favored by the Oxford Dictionary[1], and thus can be considered to be British, whereas Webster's dictionary, with prevalence of the usage in the plural being noted, gives both singular and plural forms of the word[2][3].
  • in modern usage, not to be confused with obsequious

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References[edit]

  1. ^ obsequies ('obsequy' not listed). Oxford Dictionaries Online, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ obsequy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  3. ^ obsequy. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  • The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus. American Edition. Oxford University Press, 1997
  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. Random House, 1996.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

obsequies

  1. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of obsequiar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of obsequiar.