hic jacet


  1. here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).

  1. (on gravestones) here lies

Latin, hic iacet, “here lies,” commonly the first words of Latin epitaphs; from demonstrative pronomial adjective of place hic “here” + iacet “it lies,” from iacere “to lie, rest,” related to iacere “to throw” (see jet (v.)).

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