- \ \  A cenotaph is literally an ‘empty tomb’: the word comes, via French and Latin, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos ‘empty’ and taphos ‘tomb’. The idea behind the name is that someone who had been killed far away from his or her home (for instance, in battle), and whose body could not be brought back, should be commemorated by a symbolic tomb.
Word origins - 2ed. J. Ayto. 2005.
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Cenotaph — Cen o*taph (s[ e]n [ o]*t[.a]f), n. [Gr. kenota fion; keno s empty + ta fos burial, tomb: cf. F. c[ e]notaphe.] An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere. Dryden. [1913 Webster] A cenotaph in Westminster… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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cenotaph — c.1600, from Fr. cénotaphe (16c.), from L. cenotaphium, from Gk. kenotaphion, from kenos empty + taphos tomb, burial, funeral, from PIE root *dhembh to bury … Etymology dictionary
cenotaph — ► NOUN ▪ a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially a war memorial. ORIGIN from Greek kenos empty + taphos tomb … English terms dictionary
cenotaph — [sen′ə taf΄] n. [Fr cénotaphe < L cenotaphium < Gr kenotaphion < kenos, empty + taphos, tomb] a monument or empty tomb honoring a person or persons whose remains are elsewhere … English World dictionary
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Cenotaph — Bada Bagh, Kenotaphe in der Nähe von Jaisalmer, Rajasthan/Indien Ein Kenotaph (auch Cenotaph oder Zenotaph, aus altgr. kenotaphion κενοτάφιον, zu kenos κενός ‚leer‘ und taphos τάφος ‚Grab‘), auch Scheingrab genannt … Deutsch Wikipedia
cenotaph — UK [ˈsenətɑːf] / US [ˈsenəˌtæf] noun [countable] Word forms cenotaph : singular cenotaph plural cenotaphs a) a large structure built to remind people of soldiers, sailors etc who died in wars b) the Cenotaph the structure like this in Whitehall,… … English dictionary
cenotaph — cenotaphic /sen euh taf ik/, adj. /sen euh taf , tahf /, n. a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere. [1595 1605; < L cenotaphium < Gk kenotáphion, equiv. to kenó(s) empty + taphion (táph(os)… … Universalium
cenotaph —  A cenotaph is literally an ‘empty tomb’: the word comes, via French and Latin, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos ‘empty’ and taphos ‘tomb’. The idea behind the name is that someone who had been killed far away from 101 chair his or her home … The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins