Definition of Requiescat

1. Noun. A prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person.

Generic synonyms: Orison, Petition, Prayer



Definition of Requiescat

1. Noun. A prayer for the peaceful repose of the soul of a dead person ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Requiescat

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Requiescat

requestors
requestress
requests
requests for admission
requests for production
requests for proposal
requicken
requickened
requickening
requickens
requiem
requiem shark
requiem sharks
requiems
requiescant in pace
requiescat (current term)
requiescat in pace
requiescats
requietories
requietory
requight
requights
requin
requins
requinto
requirable
required
required arch length
requirement

Literary usage of Requiescat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) Unlike the preceding selections, Matthew Arnold's "requiescat" is not a love poem. The Latin title means May she ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"jot requiescat STREW on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew. In quiet she reposes: Ah ! would that I did too. Her mirth the world required: She ..."

3. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"requiescat Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew! In quiet she reposes; Ah, would that I did too! Her mirth the world required; She bathed it ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"requiescat IN PACE A NEW-MADE grave, for the damp earth stood Yellow and miry there at the lips Of the pit, ..."

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