sepulture

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sepulture, sepultur, from Old French sepulture, from Latin sepultura.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛpəɫtʃə(ɹ)/, /ˈsɛpəɫˌtʃʊə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

sepulture (countable and uncountable, plural sepultures)

  1. (uncountable) The act of sepulchring, committing the remains of a deceased person to the grave or sepulchre.
    • 1715-20, Alexander Pope (translator), The Iliad of Homer
      By thy own soul! by those who gave thee breath!
      By all the sacred prevalence of prayer;
      Ah, leave me not for Grecian dogs to tear!
      The common rites of sepulture bestow.
      To soothe a father's and a mother's woe:
      Let their large gifts procure an urn at least,
      And Hector's ashes in his country rest.
  2. (archaic) Alternative form of sepulchre.

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

sepulture (third-person singular simple present sepultures, present participle sepulturing, simple past and past participle sepultured)

  1. (transitive) To inter in a sepulture.

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

sepultūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sepultūrus