requiem

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Etymology[edit]

The first word of the introit for the traditional requiem mass, an alternative accusative case of Latin requiēs (rest, repose), from re- (again) + quiēs (rest, quiet).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈrɛkwiˌɛm/, /ˈrɛkwi.əm/
  • Hyphenation: re‧qui‧em
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Noun[edit]

requiem (plural requiems)

  1. A mass (especially Catholic) to honor and remember a dead person.
  2. A musical composition for such a mass.
  3. A piece of music composed to honor a dead person.

Usage notes[edit]

The Latin Introit, or opening prayer, for a requiem mass starts with the words:

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
"Grant them eternal rest, Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them."

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Noun[edit]

requiem m (invariable)

  1. requiem

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

requiēm

  1. accusative singular of requiēs

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

requiem m (plural requiens)

  1. Alternative spelling of réquiem.