[Tagging] Cenotaph WAS Re: Tagging memorial sites
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).
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