|A proposed cenotaph to Sir Isaac Newton by French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée|
Noun & verb. Early 17th century.
[French cénotaphe from late Latin cenotaphium from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos empty + taphos tomb.]
A noun. An empty tomb; a sepulchral monument to honour someone whose body is elsewhere. E17
B verb trans. Honour or commemorate with a cenotaph. M19
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