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EtymologyEdit

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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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛpɪsiːd/
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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[1], 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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