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- n. An elegy; an ode to someone deceased.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A funeral song or discourse; an elegy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A funeral song or discourse; an epicedium.
_The Terrace at Berne_ has been already dealt with, but that mood for epicede, which was so frequent in Mr Arnold, finds in the _Carnac_ stanzas adequate, and in _A Southern Night_ consummate, expression.
Elegy or litany, epicede or epithalamium, his work is always a song-writer's; nothing more, but nothing less, than the work of the greatest song-writer -- as surely as