necropoleis

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  • IPA(key): /nɛˈkɹɒ.pɒ.lɛɪz/

Noun[edit]

necropoleis pl

  1. plural form of necropolis
    • 1856, Martin Farquhar Tupper, Paterfamilias's diary of everybody's tour: Belgium and the Rhine, Munich, Switzerland, Milan…, p288
      Kensall Green, though incipient, is far more picturesque; and several American necropoleis beat it hollow.
    • 2000, Thelma Katrina Thomas, Late Antique Egyptian Funerary Sculpture: images for this world and the next, pXXIX
      Ancient necropoleis were cities for the dead where the dead might be active in this world, appearing, speaking, and performing actions that could be perceived by and affect the living.
    • 2007, Christopher Haas, Alexandria in Late Antiquity: Topography and Social Conflict, p213
      Although Christians frequently met in suburban cemeteries during the second and third centuries, to our knowledge none of these necropoleis became the site…