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sepulture

[ sep-uh l-cher ]
/ ˈsɛp əl tʃər /
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noun

the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
sepulcher; tomb.

RELATED WORDS

ossuary, crypt, sepulcher, cinerarium, catacomb, shrine, vault, mound, tomb, mausoleum

Nearby words

septuplicate, sepulcher, sepulcher, holy, sepulchral, sepulchre, sepulture, seq., seq. luce, seqq., sequacious, sequaciously

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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sepulture

/ (ˈsɛpəltʃə) /

noun

the act of placing in a sepulchre
an archaic word for sepulchre

Word Origin for sepulture

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

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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