Part of speech: noun

An inscription, as on a tomb, in memory of the dead.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", William Frend De Morgan.