- a cavity in a mensa for containing relics of martyrs.
- a structure or a recess in some old churches in which the Eucharist was deposited with due ceremonies on Good Friday and taken out at Easter in commemoration of Christ's entombment and Resurrection.
verb (used with object)
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The linguistic roots of sepulcher have to do with honoring and sorrow, which speak to our emotions around death.
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Origin of sepulcher
OTHER WORDS FROM sepulcherun·sep·ul·cher, verb (used with object)
Words nearby sepulcher
Example sentences from the Web for sepulcher
Of Maria Clara nothing more is known except that the sepulcher seems to guard her in its bosom.The Social Cancer|Jos Rizal
The point I am trying to get at is, if you can gaze unmoved at this sepulcher you are a clod.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
In front of every place of sepulcher stands a small urn for water, with a brush hanging by, with which to sprinkle the flowers.Saunterings|Charles Dudley Warner
But adversity and ruin point to the sepulcher, and it is not trodden on; to the chronicle, and it doth not decay.The Poetry of Architecture|John Ruskin
His monument also, and sepulcher, are in the city of Gabatha.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus