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1sepulchre

noun sep·ul·chre \ˈse-pəl-kər\

: a place of burial

Full Definition of SEPULCHRE

1
:  a place of burial :  tomb
2
:  a receptacle for religious relics especially in an altar

Variants of SEPULCHRE

sep·ul·chre or sep·ul·cher \ˈse-pəl-kər\

Examples of SEPULCHRE

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

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

2sepulchre

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

Definition of SEPULCHRE

1
archaic :  to place in or as if in a sepulchre :  bury
2
archaic :  to serve as a sepulchre for

Variants of SEPULCHRE

sepulchre or sepulcher

First Known Use of SEPULCHRE

1591

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