requiescat

requiescat
re•qui•es•cat
[[t]ˌrɛk wiˈɛs kɑt, -kæt[/t]] n.
a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead
Etymology: 1815-25; < L: short for requiescat in pace*

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  • requiescat — name of a prayer for the repose of the dead, 1824, from L. phrase requiescat in pace (often abbreviated R.I.P.), lit. may he begin to rest in peace, from inceptive of requies rest, repose (see REQUIEM (Cf. requiem)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • requiescat — /rek wee es kaht, kat/, n. a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead. [1815 25; < L: short for REQUIESCAT IN PACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • requiescat — [ˌrɛkwɪ ɛskat] noun a wish or prayer for the repose of a dead person. Origin L., from requiescat in pace (see RIP) …   English new terms dictionary

  • requiescat — /rɛkwiˈɛskæt / (say rekwee eskat) noun a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead. {Latin requiescat (in pāce) may he or she rest (in peace) …  

  • requiescat —   n. may he (or she) rest ; n. prayer for dead.    ♦ requiescat in pace,, may he (or she) rest in peace (abbr. R.I.P.) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Requiescat in pacem — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Requiescat in pace es un epitafio latino que traducido al español significa ‘descanse en paz’. De aquí surge la abreviatura más empleada en el ámbito funerario: R. I. P. Procede del final del responso que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • requiescat (in pace) — or requiescat [ri plev′i sə b lrā΄kwē es′kät΄ in pä′chā΄; rek΄wē es′kät΄ in pā′sē] 〚L, subjunc. of requiescere (see RE & QUIESCENT); pace, abl. of pax …   Universalium

  • requiescat (in pace) — or requiescat [ri plev′i sə b lrā΄kwē es′kät΄ in pä′chā΄; rek΄wē es′kät΄ in pā′sē] [L, subjunc. of requiescere (see RE & QUIESCENT); pace, abl. of pax,PEACE] may he or she rest (in peace): a prayer for a dead person: requiescant (in pace) [rā΄kwē …   English World dictionary

  • requiescat (in pace) — or requiescat [ri plev′i sə b lrā΄kwē es′kät΄ in pä′chā΄; rek΄wē es′kät΄ in pā′sē] [L, subjunc. of requiescere (see RE & QUIESCENT); pace, abl. of pax,PEACE] may he or she rest (in peace): a prayer for a dead person: requiescant (in pace) [rā΄kwē …   English World dictionary

  • Requĭescat in pace — (lat.), »er ruhe in Frieden«, Formel, mit der in der kath. Kirche die Seelenmesse und der Begräbnisritus beendet wird (s. Requiem); in der Abkürzung R. I. P. Inschrift auf Grabsteinen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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