What does "Rest in peace" mean?


#1

What is the meaning and intention of the phrase “Rest in peace”?

And what are the origins of the phrase?

Thank you.


#2

“Rest in peace” comes from the Latin phrase Requiescant in pace. This is where the acronym “R.I.P.” comes from as well. It is a prayer to God that the soul of the deceased person will find peace in the next life.


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