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sarcophagi Explained

sarcophagi at English irregular forms Of Explained:

pl. of {sarcophagus}

Sarcophagi at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sarcophagus \Sar*coph"a*gus\, n.; pl. L. {Sarcophagi}, E.
{Sarcophaguses}. [L., fr. Gr. sarkofa`gos, properly, eating
flesh; sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + fagei^n to eat. Cf.
1. A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making
coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a
few weeks the flesh of bodies deposited in it. It is
otherwise called {lapis Assius}, or {Assian stone}, and is
said to have been found at Assos, a city of Lycia.

2. A coffin or chest-shaped tomb of the kind of stone
described above; hence, any stone coffin.

3. A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as
a memorial.

sarcophagi at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
[also: {sarcophagi} (pl)]

See {sarcophagus}

sarcophagi at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* sarcophaguses


  • Inter: irregular plural of » sarcophagus

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