plural larnakes
: a chest usually of terra cotta and often ornamented that was used in ancient Greece especially as a sepulchral chest

Word History


Greek, perhaps alteration of (assumed) Greek narnax (whence Late Greek narnax chest); akin to Old English nearu narrow

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“Larnax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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