larnax

noun

lar·​nax
ˈlärˌnaks
plural larnakes
-nəˌkēz
: a chest usually of terra cotta and often ornamented that was used in ancient Greece especially as a sepulchral chest

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Larnax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larnax. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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