nekropolis

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Noun[edit]

nekropolis (plural nekropolises or nekropoleis or nekropoles)

  1. Alternative spelling of necropolis
    • 1836, [Nathaniel Parker Willis], “The Gipsy of Sardis. Part III.”, in Inklings of Adventure [...] In Two Volumes, volume II, New York, N.Y.; London: Saunders and Otley, [], OCLC 1154887351, page 61:
      It was a lovely morning, as I said, and the Turks, who are early risers, were sitting on the graves of their kindred with their veiled wives and children, the marble turbans in that thickly-sown nekropolis less numerous than those of the living, who had come, not to mourn the dead who lay beneath, but to pass a day of idleness and pleasure on the spot endeared by their memories.
    • 1837, [Julia] Pardoe, The City of the Sultan; and Domestic Manners of the Turks, in 1836. [...] In Two Volumes, volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 10354183, page 147:
      You are surrounded by what appear for an instant to be the myriad fragments of some mighty whole—but the gloom has deceived you—you are in the midst of a Nekropolis—a City of the Dead.
    • 1850, George Grote, chapter LIX, in History of Greece, volume VII, London: John Murray, [], OCLC 5715133, page 334:
      [T]he lower ground, situated between it and the inner city of Ortygia, [...] was employed [...] partly for the burial of the dead, which, according to invariable Grecian custom, was performed without the walls of the city. Extensive catacombs yet remain to mark the length of time during which this ancient Nekropolis served its purpose.
    • 1854, A[dolphus] L[ouis] Kœppen, “The Harbors and Naval Establishments of the Ancient Athenians—The Modern Peiræus”, in Sketches of a Traveller from Greece, Constantinople, Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine, Chambersburg, Pa.: [] M. Kieffer & Co., OCLC 78077742, page 19:
      The ancient Greeks generally buried their dead in their nekropoleis or their gardens; often on the road leading to their towns, or before the gates. This pious feeling of affection and reverence for the dead, is a touching feature in the character of the modern Greeks.
    • 1995, Frank R. Trombley, “The Bostrene, Djebel Hauran, and the Ledjā”, in Hellenic Religion and Christianization c. 370–529 (Religious in the Graeco-Roman World; 115), volume 2, 2nd edition, Leiden; New York, N.Y.: E[vert] J[an] Brill, →ISBN, ISSN 0927-7633, page 317:
      The very large suburban kōmopolis or village-city of Umm el-Jimal, whose ancient name is unknown, had a Christian nekropolis at an early date, by 344, [...]
    • 2011, Alexandra[-Fani] Alexandridou, “Attic Early Black-figured Shapes”, in John M. Fossey and Angelo Geissen, editors, The Early Black-figured Pottery of Attika in Context (c. 630–570 BCE) (Monumenta Graeca et Romana; 17), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, ISSN 0169-8850, page 38, column 1:
      If the layer of the offerings is contemporary with the burials, then these are the earliest of the nekropolis, dating to the early third quarter of the seventh century.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nekro- +‎ -polis

Noun[edit]

nekropolis

  1. necropolis

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nekropolis (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative nekropolis nekropolikset
genitive nekropoliksen nekropolisten
nekropoliksien
partitive nekropolista nekropoliksia
illative nekropolikseen nekropoliksiin
singular plural
nominative nekropolis nekropolikset
accusative nom. nekropolis nekropolikset
gen. nekropoliksen
genitive nekropoliksen nekropolisten
nekropoliksien
partitive nekropolista nekropoliksia
inessive nekropoliksessa nekropoliksissa
elative nekropoliksesta nekropoliksista
illative nekropolikseen nekropoliksiin
adessive nekropoliksella nekropoliksilla
ablative nekropolikselta nekropoliksilta
allative nekropolikselle nekropoliksille
essive nekropoliksena nekropoliksina
translative nekropolikseksi nekropoliksiksi
instructive nekropoliksin
abessive nekropoliksetta nekropoliksitta
comitative nekropoliksineen
Possessive forms of nekropolis (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person nekropolikseni nekropoliksemme
2nd person nekropoliksesi nekropoliksenne
3rd person nekropoliksensa

Lithuanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

nekropolis m

  1. necropolis