Old 06-27-2012, 06:32 AM
Trinary Trinary is offline
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In need of a word

Words like 'widow' and 'orphan' immediately convey the general circumstance of those that fit the labels. This brevity can be convenient in many social situations. So, what about parents of dead children? What's their word?
Old 06-27-2012, 09:28 AM
panache45 panache45 is offline
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We've done this before. Hebrew has a word for it.
Old 06-27-2012, 10:14 AM
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If the child died while serving the USA in a war: Gold Star.
Old 06-27-2012, 10:36 AM
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The English term is a phrase: "bereaved parent(s)"
Old 06-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Annie-Xmas Annie-Xmas is offline
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My earlier General Questions thread
Old 06-27-2012, 06:23 PM
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Thanks to all for the replies, and to Annie for the link. I appreciate your time.


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