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?
We’ve done this before. Hebrew has a word for it.
If the child died while serving the USA in a war: Gold Star.
The English term is a phrase: “bereaved parent(s)”
Thanks to all for the replies, and to Annie for the link. I appreciate your time.