sarcofaag

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -aːx
  • Hyphenation: sar‧co‧faag

Etymology[edit]

From French sarcophage, from Latin sarcophagus, from Ancient Greek σαρκοφάγος(sarkophágos, coffin of limestone, noun), so named from a supposed property of consuming the flesh of corpses laid in it, from σαρκοφάγος(sarkophágos, flesh-eating, carnivorous), from genitive σαρκός(sarkós) of σάρξ(sárx, flesh, meat) + -φάγος(-phágos) (from ἔφαγον(éphagon), past of φαγεῖν(phageîn, to eat))

Noun[edit]

sarcofaag m ‎(plural sarcofagen, diminutive sarcofaagje n)

  1. sarcophagus