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Examples of sepulchre in a Sentence
a poem describing the forgotten sepulcher of a valiant knight of the Middle Ages
Recent Examples of sepulchre from the Web
The Garden Tomb, is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus.
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Sepulchre (also spelled sepulcher) first appeared in Middle English around the beginning of the 13th century. It was originally spelled sepulcre, a spelling taken from Anglo-French. Like many words borrowed into English from French, sepulchre has roots buried in Latin. The word arose from Latin sepulcrum, a noun derived from the verb sepelire, meaning "to bury." Sepultus, the past participle of sepelire, gave us—also by way of Anglo-French—the related noun sepulture, which is a synonym of burial and sepulchre.
Origin and Etymology of sepulchre
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of sepulchre
SEPULCHRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sepulchre for English Language Learners
: a place of burial
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