[Tagging] Cenotaph WAS Re: Tagging memorial sites

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 06:59:02 UTC 2016


On 19/09/2016 23:36, Kevin Kenny wrote:
>
> In what way is it not a cenotaph? It is clearly a structural monument. 
> It is in memory of a deceased person. Said deceased person is not 
> entombed there, although his remains are thought to be in an unmarked 
> grave somewhere nearby. It looks like a tomb, but nobody is entombed 
> in it.
>
>

And the word actually *means* 'empty tomb': 'ancient Greek /κενοτάϕιον/ 
< /κενός/ empty [...] + /τάϕος/ tomb' (Oxford English Dictionary).

-- 
Steve


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