Word of the Week 5-31-2018

necrology

Noun

necrological  – <!–
\ˌne-krə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\
adjective

necrologist – <!–
\nə-ˈkrä-lə-jist, ne-\
noun


Definition

A list of people who have died, especially in the recent past or during a specific period.

An obituary.


Examples

The first half begins with a necrology and calendar for the nuns, prioresses, and confessors of Maria Magdalena, as well as the General Masters of the Order based upon the Humbert prototype. –Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany 

Oh, and if I can include one other figure in this necrology, it was reported from London that the world’s oldest man, Henry Allingham, the last surviving World War I veteran, died at the very ripe age of 113. –Every Death Diminishes Me

This prompted Ted, who’s made necrology a specialty, to note that two prominent same-day deaths are rare. –David Finkle: The Breakfast Club Takes on Jackson, Fawcett, Sanford, Mrs. Madoff

 


Origin

New Latin necrologium, from necr- + -logium (as in Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy)

NEW! Time Traveler

First Known Use: 1799

 


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