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See also: post-humous
- postumous (archaic)
From Latin posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus (“coming after”), the ⟨h⟩ added by association with humus (“ground, earth”) referring to burial.
posthumous (not comparable)
- After the death of someone.
- 1885, Ulysses S. Grant, “Chapter IV”, in The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Charles L. Webster & Co., page 68:
- The most favorable posthumous history the stay-at-home traitor can hope for is—oblivion.
- Taking place after one's own death.
- Artists obscure during their life often receive posthumous recognition, too late for them to enjoy.
- In reference to a work, published after the author's death.
- His memoirs were his posthumous revenge on enemies he dared not take on alive.
- 2012 April 17, Alex Macpherson, “Tupac's hologram reflects another milestone in his mythology”, in The Guardian:
- Eight posthumous albums have been released to date – two more than the man managed in his lifetime – often with conspiracy-baiting titles such as Still I Rise and Tupac Resurrection.
- (originally) Born after the death of one's father.
- Posthumous orphans never even knew their fathers.
born after one's father's death
taking place after one's death
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