Etymology
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requiem (n.)

"mass for repose of the soul of the dead," c. 1300, from Latin requiem, accusative singular of requies "rest (after labor), repose," from re-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see re-), + quies "quiet" (from suffixed form of PIE root *kweie- "to rest, be quiet"). It is the first word of the Mass for the Dead in the Latin liturgy: Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine .... ["Rest eternal grant them, O Lord ...."]. By 1610s as "any dirge or solemn chant for repose of the dead."

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Definitions of requiem
1
requiem (n.)
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person;
Synonyms: dirge / coronach / lament / threnody
2
Requiem (n.)
a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead;
Requiem (n.)
a Mass celebrated for the dead;
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