from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to an epitaph; used in epitaphs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to, or of the nature of, an epitaph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative form of epitaphian.


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  • They originated in inscriptions or offerings in temples; afterwards came to be principally epitaphial or sarcastic; and grew into

    History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2) With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour

  • For if the English Courts of Law hold the testimony of gravestones from the burial-grounds of Protestant dissenters to be questionable, even where it is essential in proving a descent, I cannot conceive that the epitaphial assertions of heathens should be esteemed of more authority by any man of orthodox sentiments.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • Bembo's own inscription implies an already existing monument, and, if in disparaging terms, yet epitaphial Latin verses are not to be taken too literally, considering the exigencies of that branch of literary ingenuity.

    Among My Books Second Series


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