MEANING: adjective: Happening after someone’s death, but relating to something done earlier. For example, a book published after the death of the author, a child born after the death of the father, an award given after the death of a person.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin posthumus, alteration of postumus, superlative of posterus (coming after). The word literally means “subsequent” but since it was often used in contexts relating to someone’s death, people began associating the word with humus (earth) or humare (to bury) and amended the spelling. Earliest documented use: 1608.

POSTHUMORUS - translation of "LOL"

POSTHUMOUR - British translation of "LOL"

PESTHUMOUS - soil with earthworms in it