Definitions for posthumousˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
post•hu•mousˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-(adj.)
arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death.
published after the death of the author.
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
occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
"a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter"
Born after the death of one's father.
Posthumous orphans never even knew their fathers.
Taking place after one's own death.
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.
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.
born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter
published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition
being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation
Translations for posthumous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
happening, coming etc to a person after his death
the posthumous publication of his book.
- حادِثٌ بَعدَ وفاة الشَّخْصArabic
- póstumoPortuguese (BR)
- posthum, nach dem TodeGerman
- پس مرگیFarsi
- לְאַחַר מוֹתוֹHebrew
- sem gerist eftir dauða (e-s)Icelandic
- selepas matiMalay
- posthum, etter dødenNorwegian
- چيزيكه پس از مرگ به يك شخص رخ ميدهدPersian
- هغه څه چې يو چا ته پس له مرګه راځىPashto
- ölümünden sonraTurkish
- 死後發生或出現的Chinese (Trad.)
- کسي کي موت کے بعد کا واقعہUrdu
- xảy ra hoặc được cho sau khi chếtVietnamese
- 死后发生或出现的Chinese (Simp.)
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