necropolis

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A drawing entitled "La nécropole des Rajahs de Jhansie" ("The Necropolis of the Rajahs of Jhansi") from the 1872 issue of the French journal Le Tour du monde (Around the World)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νεκρόπολις (nekrópolis, city of the dead), from νεκρός (nekrós, dead) + πόλις (pólis, city).

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  • IPA(key): /nɛˈkɹɒ.pɒ.lɪs/

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necropolis (plural necropolises or necropoleis)

  1. A large cemetery, especially one of elaborate construction in an ancient city.

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