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cenotaph Explained

cenotaph at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1603, from Fr. c?notaphe (16c.), from L. cenotaphium, from Gk. kenotaphion, from kenos "empty" + taphos "tomb." ///

cenotaph at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: cenotaphe, from Latin, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos 'empty' + taphos 'tomb']// a monument built to remind people of soldiers, sailors etc who were killed in a war and are buried somewhere else//

cenotaph at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

(Greek: "empty tomb") Monument, sometimes in the form of a tomb, to a person buried elsewhere. Ancient Greek writings tell of many cenotaphs, none of which survives. Existing cenotaphs of this type are found in churches (e.g., in Santa Croce, Florence, where there are memorials to Dante, N. Machiavelli, and Galileo). The term is now applied to national war memorials.

cenotaph at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "cenotaph":
arch, barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, boundary stone, box grave,
brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, cairn,
catacombs, charnel house, cist, cist grave, column, cromlech,
cross, crypt, cup, cyclolith, deep six, dokhma, dolmen, footstone,
grave, gravestone, headstone, hoarstone, house of death,
inscription, last home, long home, low green tent, low house,
marker, mastaba, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial,
memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone,
menhir, monolith, monstrance, monument, mound, mummy chamber,
narrow house, necrology, obelisk, obituary, ossuarium, ossuary,
passage grave, pillar, pit, plaque, prize, pyramid, reliquary,
remembrance, resting place, ribbon, rostral column, sepulcher,
shaft, shaft grave, shrine, stela, stone, stupa, tablet,
testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, tower of silence, trophy,
tumulus, vault

cenotaph at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a MONUMENT built in memory of soldiers killed in war who are buried somewhere else

CENOTAPH at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

an important event that happened exactly

Cenotaph at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cenotaph \Cen"o*taph\ (s[-e]n"[-o]*t[.a]f), n. [Gr. kenota`fion;
keno`s empty + ta`fos burial, tomb: cf. F. c['e]notaphe.]
An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who
is buried elsewhere. --Dryden.

A cenotaph in Westminster Abbey. --Macaulay.

cenotaph at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a monument built to honor soldiers who died in a war

cenotaph at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Category: Image - :Lincoln's Tomb, Interior.JPG|thumb|Lincoln's cenotaph


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* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛn.əʊ.tæf/|/ˈsɛn.əʊ.tɑːf/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛn.ə.tæf/
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  • A monument erected to honour the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere; especially members of the armed forces who died in battle.


    Inter: trans-top » monument to honor the dead whose bodies lie elsewhere
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|kenotaf|m
  • Dutch: cenotaaf {{n}}
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|muistohauta, Inter: t- » fi|kenotafi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cénotaphe|m
  • German: Ehrenmal {{n}}, Kenotaph {{n}}, Scheingrab {{n}}
  • Greek: κενοταφίο {{n}}
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אנדרטה|f|tr=andárta
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|cenotáfium
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cenotafio|m

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    • Japanese: 慰霊碑 ( いれいひ, ireihi)
    • Luxembourgish: Kenotaph
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kenotaf|m
    • Polish: cenotaf {{m}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cenotáfio|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кенотаф|m|tr=kenotáf
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|cenotafio|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|kenotaf|c

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