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Sit tibi terra levis (commonly abbreviated as S.T.T.L.) was an inscription (in Latin) used on funerary items from Ancient Roman times onward. The English language translation is approximately, "May the earth rest lightly on you".


  • Joshua Scodel, "The English poetic epitaph: commemoration and conflict from Jonson to Wordsworth", Cornell University Press, 1991, ISBN 0801424828 p.82.
  • Judson Allen Tolman, "A study of the sepulchral inscriptions in Buecheler's Carmina epigraphica latina", University of Chicago press, 1910 p.6.


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