- 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)
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Example sentences from the Web for sepulcher
Its name translates to “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher,” but locally it is called by a nickname that means “a place of fear.”The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Michael Lewis is out with his newest book on the whited sepulcher that is Wall Street.
Arrived in the valley of Josaphat, the body was gently placed in a sepulcher of stone not far from the Garden of Olives.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
No Crusader ever fought for the Sepulcher with more heroism than many a poverty-stricken laborer to support himself and family.Consumers and Wage-Earners|J. Elliot Ross
She thought of thirty as a sort of sepulcher, an end of all things!The Salamander|Owen Johnson
Others ran to the sepulcher and found it even as the women had said.Our Calendar|George Nichols Packer
How Horace Endicott had raved over this whited sepulcher five years ago, believed in her, sworn by her virtue and truth!The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith