Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Sepulcher'
- Sepulcher \Sep"ul*cher\, Sepulchre \Sep"ul*chre\, n. [OE.
sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s['e]pulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum,
sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.]
The place in which the dead body of a human being is
interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a
The stony entrance of this sepulcher. --Shak.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early,
when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher. --John xx. 1.
A whited sepulcher. Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly
but unclean or vile within. See --Matt. xxiii. 27.
- Sepulcher \Sep"ul*cher\, Sepulchre \Sep"ul*chre\, v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Sepulcheredor Sepulchred; p. pr. & vb. n.
To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.
And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie That kings for
such a tomb would wish to die. --Milton.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sepulcher'
A tomb (from Greek "τύμβος" - tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes. The word is used in a broad sense to encompass a number of such types of places of interment or, occasionally, burial, including:
(Rock-cut tombs a form, widespread in the ancient world, in which the tomb is not built but carved out of the living rock and can be a free-standing building but is more commonly a cave, whichmay be extensive and may or may not have an elaborate facade. As indicated, tombs are generally located in or under religious buildings, such as churches, or in cemeteries or churchyards. However, they may also be found in catacombs, on private land or, in the case of early or pre-historic tombs, in what is today open landscape.[See more about Sepulcher at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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