Etymology From the L. phrase requiescat in pace âmay he/she rest in peaceâ, reinforced by the identically abbreviated English translation.
initialism RIP or R.I.P.
Usage notes The phrase is never used in reference to sleep / a nightâs rest; it refers the speakerâs wish that a deceased person is at peace. It is often used in memorials to deceased persons and found on tombstones. The stereotypical
representation of a grave (e.g. in Halloween decorations, cartoons, etc) is a tuft of land with an upright tombstone with RIP engraved on it.
Translations trans-top|rest in peace Danish: hvil i fred (not abbreviated) Dutch: t+|nl|rust t+|nl|in t+|nl|vrede,
t-|nl|R.I.P. French: REP German: RIF trans-mid Italian: t-|it|RIP Spanish:
ca:RIP cs:RIP es:RIP fr:RIP pl:RIP ru:RIP