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sepulture

[sep-uh l-cher]
noun
  1. the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
  2. sepulcher; tomb.
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Origin of sepulture

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin sepultūra, equivalent to sepult(us) (past participle of sepelīre to bury) + -ūra -ure
Related formsse·pul·tur·al [suh-puhl-cher-uh l] /səˈpʌl tʃər əl/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The use of Ogham was partially practised in the Christian period for sepultural purposes, being venerable and sacred from time.

    Early Bardic Literature, Ireland

    Standish O'Grady


British Dictionary definitions for sepultural

sepulture

noun
  1. the act of placing in a sepulchre
  2. an archaic word for sepulchre
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Word Origin

C13: via Old French from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus buried, from sepelīre to bury
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Word Origin and History for sepultural

sepulture

n.

"burial, interment," late 13c., from Old French sepulture, sepoutre "tomb, coffin" (12c.), from Latin sepultura "burial, funeral obsequies," from sepult-, past participle stem of sepelire "to bury" (see sepulcher).

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