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sepulchre

noun sep·ul·chre \ˈse-pəl-kər\

Simple Definition of sepulchre

  • : a place of burial

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sepulchre

  1. 1 :  a place of burial :  tomb

  2. 2 :  a receptacle for religious relics especially in an altar

Examples of sepulchre in a sentence

  1. <a poem describing the forgotten sepulcher of a valiant knight of the Middle Ages>



Did You Know?

Sepulchre (also spelled sepulcher) first appeared in Middle English around the beginning of the 13th century. It was originally spelled "sepulcre," a spelling taken from Anglo-French. Like many words borrowed into English from French, sepulchre has roots in Latin. In Latin, sepulchre is sepulcrum, a noun that is derived from the verb sepelire, which means "to bury." Sepultus, the past participle of sepelire, gives us - also by way of Anglo-French - the related noun sepulture, which is a synonym for "burial" and "sepulchre."

Variants of sepulchre

or sepulcher play \ˈse-pəl-kər\

Origin of sepulchre

Middle English sepulcre, from Anglo-French, from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum, from sepelire to bury; akin to Greek hepein to care for, Sanskrit saparyati he honors


First Known Use: 13th century


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sepulchre

transitive verb, sep·ul·chre

Definition of sepulchre

sepulchred or sepulcheredsepulchring or sepulchering \-k(ə-)riŋ\

  1. 1 archaic :  to place in or as if in a sepulchre :  bury

  2. 2 archaic :  to serve as a sepulchre for



1591

First Known Use of sepulchre

1591

Variants of sepulchre

or sepulcher

SEPULCHRE Defined for Kids

sepulchre

play
noun sep·ul·chre \ˈse-pəl-kər\

Definition of sepulchre for Students

  1. :  1grave, tomb



Variants of sepulchre

or sepulcher \ˈse-pəl-kər\


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