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Plural of exsequia, derived from exsequor (I follow to the end).



exsequiae f pl (genitive exsequiārum); first declension

  1. funeral rites
    Synonyms: fūnus, īnferiae
  2. (Late Latin) earthly remains, relics
    Synonym: rēliquiae


First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative exsequiae
Genitive exsequiārum
Dative exsequiīs
Accusative exsequiās
Ablative exsequiīs
Vocative exsequiae


  • English: exequies
  • Italian: esequie


  • exsequiae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exsequiae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • exsequiae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to attend a person's funeral: exsequias alicuius funeris prosequi
    • (ambiguous) to celebrate the obsequies: funus or exsequias celebrare
    • (ambiguous) to be deprived of the rites of burial: iustis exsequiarum carere
  • exsequiae in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • exsequiae in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin