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A funeral ode.
- ‘Referring to several books written on this king of Urdu epicedium he said that still much remains to be done on his life and works.’
Mid 16th century (originally in the anglicized form epicede and the Greek form epicedeon): from Latin, from Greek epikēdeion, neuter of epokēdeios of a funeral (based on kēdos care, grief).
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