Definitions for posthumousˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

post•hu•mousˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-(adj.)

  1. arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death.

  2. published after the death of the author.

  3. born after the death of the father.

Origin of posthumous:

1600–10; < L postumus last-born, born after the father's death (in form a superl. of posterus; see posterior ); post-classical sp. with h by assoc. with humus ground, earth, as if referring to burial

post′hu•mous•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. posthumous(adj)

    occurring or coming into existence after a person's death

    "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter"

Wiktionary

  1. posthumous(Adjective)

    Born after the death of one's father.

    Posthumous orphans never even knew their fathers.

  2. posthumous(Adjective)

    Taking place after one's own death.

  3. posthumous(Adjective)

    In reference to a work, published after the author's death.

    His memoirs were his posthumous revenge on enemies he dared not take on alive.

  4. Origin: From posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus ("coming after"), the "h" added by association with ("ground, earth") referring to burial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posthumous(adj)

    born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter

  2. Posthumous(adj)

    published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition

  3. Posthumous(adj)

    being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation


Translations for posthumous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

posthumous(adjective)

happening, coming etc to a person after his death

the posthumous publication of his book.

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