Cenotaph



a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere.
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a monument honouring a dead person or persons buried elsewhere
noun
the Cenotaph, the monument in Whitehall, London, honouring the dead of both World Wars: designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens: erected in 1920
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c.1600, from French cénotaphe (16c.), from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos “empty” (see keno-) + taphos “tomb, burial, funeral,” from PIE root *dhembh- “to bury.”

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