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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sepulcher


SEP'ULCHER, noun [from Latin sepulchrum, from sepelio, to bury, which seems to be formed with a prefix on the Goth. filhan, to bury.] A grave; atomb; the place in which a dead body of a human being is interred, or a place destined for that purpose. Among the Jews sepulchers were often excavations in rocks.

SEP'ULCHER, verb transitive To bury; to inter; to entomb; as obscurely sepulchered.