Cenotaph (noun)

  1. A monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere or unknown.
  2. An empty tomb or a symbolic memorial to honor the dead.

Origin:

Late 17th century: via latin from greek kenotaphion, from kenos "empty" + taphos "tomb".

Examples:

  1. The cenotaph in the town square honored the soldiers who had died in the war.
  2. Every year on Remembrance Day, people gather at the cenotaph to pay their respects to the fallen.
  3. The cenotaph was a simple, yet elegant monument that had been erected to commemorate those who had lost their lives.
  4. The cenotaph served as a place of reflection and remembrance for the families of the victims.
  5. Visitors to the cemetery were often struck by the simple beauty of the cenotaph, which was a symbol of the sacrifices made by so many.
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