Meaning of SEPULCHRE in English


I. noun

or sep·ul·cher ˈse-pəl-kər

Etymology: Middle English sepulcre, from Anglo-French, from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum, from sepelire to bury; akin to Greek hepein to care for, Sanskrit saparyati he honors

Date: 13th century

1. : a place of burial : tomb

2. : a receptacle for religious relics especially in an altar

II. transitive verb

or sepulcher

( -chred or -chered ; -chring or sep·ul·chering -k(ə-)riŋ)

Date: 1591

1. archaic : to place in or as if in a sepulchre : bury

2. archaic : to serve as a sepulchre for

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