Their last honours 'twas mine to pay, 'twas mine to see them tombed, their funeral rites to prepare was mine.
And the old gentleman ran on with some anecdote of the dear dead days in which his heart was tombed.
late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.