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Sepulcher Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    sepulcher n : a chamber that is used as a grave [syn: burial chamber, sepulchre, sepulture]
Sepulcher Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 tomb. 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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sepulcher \Sep"ul*cher\, Sepulchre \Sep"ul*chre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sepulcheredor Sepulchred; p. pr. & vb. n. Sepulcheringor Sepulchring.] 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.
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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.

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  • Christians gather at Jerusalem church for lighting of 'holy fire'
    JERUSALEM – Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Read more on this news related to 'Sepulcher'
  • Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem
    Christian pilgrims hold candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be... A Christian pilgrim holds candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to... A Christian priest holds a candle at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to... Read more on this news related to 'Sepulcher'
  • Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem - NBC40.net
    (AP Photo/Dan Balilty). Christian pilgrims hold candles at the church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Sepulcher'

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