What does the word epitaph mean?

Usage examples for epitaph

  1. Her grave is marked with a simple stone, bearing an equally simple epitaph: " Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates." – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  2. The Reverend John Broad, minister of Tanner's Lane Chapel, when he brought visitors here regularly translated the epitaph. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  3. That story was a strange one, nevertheless, of Maisie's visit to the little graveyard in Essex, where she thought to find the epitaph of Phoebe and of Phoebe's husband probably, and her father's to a certainty. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan