Betty_Pipetti (pipetti) wrote in 1word1day,


[REK -wee- um ] –noun- entry for Requiem
musical service, hymn, or dirge for the repose of the dead

Online Etymology Dictionary entry for Requiem
"mass for repose of the soul of the dead," c.1303,
from L. requiem, accusative sing. of requies "rest (after labor), repose,"
from re-, intensive prefix, + quies "quiet". It is the first word
of the Mass for the Dead in the Latin liturgy: "Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine ...."

The recording of Taps, played inside the horn of the bugler at
the ceremony, was a fitting requiem for the veteran being buried.


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