Etymology
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requiescat (n.)

a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead, from the Latin phrase requiescat in pace (often abbreviated R.I.P.), literally "may he (or she) begin to rest in peace," with third person singular inceptive (or subjunctive) of requiescere "rest (after labor), be idle, repose," especially of the dead (see requiem). The phrase is "frequent in sepulchral inscriptions" [Century Dictionary].

updated on October 19, 2022

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