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From Latin sepultus.


sepult (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) buried.
    • 1851, Museum of classical antiquities: a quarterly journal of architecture and the sister branches of classic art, Volume 1, John W. Parker and Son, page 288
      The masterpieces revealed to us from this sepult city have afforded us a new appreciation of the treasures of antiquity, and revealed to the present generation the state of science and civilization before the downfal [sic] of the Roman empire.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in reference to buried bodies or the buried city of Pompeii.


sepult (third-person singular simple present sepults, present participle sepulting, simple past and past participle sepulted)

  1. (obsolete) To bury or inter.
    • 1544 (reprinted 1902), Richard Haye, Wills & administrations from the Knaresborough court rolls, Andrews & Co., page 39
      I, Richarde Haye of Screvynge &c., my bodie to be sepulted and buried in the churche yeard of our blessed ladye of Knaresburght nye ye churche dore.
    • c. 1650 (reprinted 2006), Jeremiah Whitaker, Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, Images and Experiences, Routledge, page not listed
      I have listed a long time amongst divers Nations... and (without National indulgence) could not apprehend any excellency unmatchable in England, especially before these latter Rebellious Ages, which was the discouragement of all Artists, and the suppression of Arts and Sciences; and in policy formented by all neighburing Nations for the universal advance of their profit, and reputation of their Nation: and by their Industry and our own rebellious spirits, the Gallantry, Honour, Education and Antient renown of our own Country hath been sepulted in oblivion.