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sepulchre

[ sep-uhl-ker ]
/ ˈsɛp əl kər /
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noun, verb (used with object), sep·ul·chred, sep·ul·chring.Chiefly British.

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sepulchre

US sepulcher

/ (ˈsɛpəlkə) /

noun

a burial vault, tomb, or grave
Also called: Easter sepulchre a separate alcove in some medieval churches in which the Eucharistic elements were kept from Good Friday until the Easter ceremonies

verb

(tr) to bury in a sepulchre

Word Origin for sepulchre

C12: from Old French sépulcre, from Latin sepulcrum, from sepelīre to bury
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