Today we are going to share a #WOTD that you may not get to use everyday, but still worth to know: POSTHUMOUS.

The word is being pronounced as “post-hu-mous.”

Functioning as an adjective, it has 2 meanings:

1. Something that occurs, awarded, given, released or appearing after the death of the originator.

For example, a famous singer dies. To celebrate his career, his record releases an album after his death.

Or a soldier had given his life for his country. To honour his contribution, he was given an award after his death.

All those are examples of things that are being given or released posthumously.

Posthumous is originated (berasal) from the Latin language, from the word ‘post’ (after) and ‘humus’ (earth, soil, ground).

It was firtt used in 1600.

Here is how you can use the word in a sentence:

1. Because of his bravery, he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross.

2. Two years after she passed away, her greatest hits album is released posthumously.

Let’s do an exercise! Try to write a sentence with ‘posthumous’ in it.

@rainandaindah: @englishtips4u Because of her perseverance to get her dreams,In her school will be released a mini book about her life posthumously

Source: Dictionary.com

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 19 July 2015.

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