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posthumous

Julia Cresswell

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Second edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547920
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727801
posthumous

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[E17th]

In English posthumous means ‘happening after a person's death’. Latin postumus, on which it is based, meant ‘last’.

Reference Entry.  104 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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