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cenotaph


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cenotaph  \Cen"o*taph\  (s[-e]n"[-o]*t[.a]f),  n.  [Gr.  kenota`fion; 
  keno`s  empty  +  ta`fos  burial,  tomb:  cf  F.  c['e]notaphe.] 
  An  empty  tomb  or  a  monument  erected  in  honor  of  a  person  who 
  is  buried  elsewhere.  --Dryden. 
 
  A  cenotaph  in  Westminster  Abbey.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cenotaph 
  n  :  built  to  honor  soldiers  who  died  in  a  war 




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