in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins
January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 104 words.
In English posthumous means ‘happening after a person's death’. Latin postumus, on which it is based, meant ‘last’.
May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .
Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 257 pages.
Posthumous Love explores the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly love. The idea that love would transcend mortality was central to the...
September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Film. 13597 words.
This chapter examines posthumous motion as a staple for the movie death scene. Posthumous motion may be defined as the use of the cutaway to another image—usually one that reframes the body...
October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 9472 words.
The theoretical framework advanced in this book generates not just one but three reputational networks for each person: the lifetime, transitional, and posthumous reputational networks....
in The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death
November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy. 4264 words.
This chapter argues that considerations for the welfare and interests of the dead and the philosophical attention given to them (and to posthumous harm) are self-indulgent nonsense at best,...
in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage
January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.
/ˈpɒstjʊməs/, i.e. the h is silent as well as being etymologically intrusive. The English word is derived from Latin