What is epitaph and what does epitaph mean? Read about the definition and meaning of epitaph


  1. Epitaph is a (short) piece of writing or a poem about a dead person, written on their gravestone
  2. Short piece of writing on a gravestone in memory of a dead person
  3. Inscription on a tomb

Etymology & Origin of epitaph

First coined circa 1200. from the Medieval Latin word 'epitaphium'

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