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- adj. Honorific epithet used parenthetically to mark a beloved person as being deceased.
A calque of Latin beatae memoriae, possibly a calque of Hebrew זכרונו\ה\ם\ן לברכה (zikhronó/á/ám/án livrakhá, "memory-of-him/her/them to blessing"), ז״ל (Z.L.). (Wiktionary)
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