Definition of cenotaph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsenətɑːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenətæf//
Historic buildings
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a monument built in memory of soldiers killed in war who are buried somewhere else See related entries: Historic buildings Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French cénotaphe, from late Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenos ‘empty’ + taphos ‘tomb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cenotaph

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