fossor

noun

fos·​sor
ˈfäsə(r) also ˈfȯs-
plural -s
: a gravedigger in the early church

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Latin, digger, from fossus (past participle of fodere to dig) + -or

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fossor was in 1833

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“Fossor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fossor. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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