larnax

noun
lar·​nax | \ ˈlärˌnaks \
plural larnakes\ -​nəˌkēz \

Definition of larnax

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

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History and Etymology for larnax

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 2 Jul. 2022.

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