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sarcophagus Explained

sarcophagus at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[sɑ'kɔfəgəs]

sarcophagus at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) sarcophagi

sarcophagus at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1601, from L. sarcophagus, from Gk. sarkophagos "limestone used for coffins," lit. "flesh-eating," in reference to the supposed action of limestone in quickly decomposing the body, from sarx (gen. sarkos) "flesh" + phagein "to eat." ///

sarcophagus at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural sarcophagi [C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: sarcophagus (lapis) 'stone for making coffins', from Greek (lithos) sarkophagos 'flesh-eating stone', from sarx 'flesh']// a decorated stone box for a dead body, used in ancient times//

SARCOPHAGUS at English => English (devils) Of Explained:


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sarcophagus at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(plural sarcophagi ) a stone COFFIN (= box that a dead person is buried in), especially one that is decorated, used in ancient times

Sarcophagus 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.
{Sarcasm}.]
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.
--Holland.

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.

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

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

sarcophagus at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Category: Image - :Sarkophag.JPG|thumb|right|A sarcophagus Inter: gloss » coffin.

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » sarcophage, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » sarcophagus|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » σαρκοφάγος||coffin of limestone|pos=n|lang=grc, so named from a supposed property of consuming the flesh of corpses laid in it, from Inter: term » σαρκοφάγος||flesh-eating, carnivorous|lang=grc, from genitive Inter: term » σαρκός|lang=grc of Inter: term » σάρξ||flesh, meat|lang=grc + Inter: term » |-φάγος|lang=grc (from Inter: term » lang=grc|ἔφαγον, past of Inter: term » φαγεῖν||to eat|lang=grc)

Noun

Inter: en-noun » sarcophagi|pl2=sarcophaguses
  • A stone coffin, often inscribed or decorated with sculpture.
    1. Inter: informa » l The cement and steel structure that encases the destroyed reactor at the power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

      Related terms

      * autosarcophagy

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » coffin

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ناووس|m|tr=naawuus
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|саркафаг|m|tr=sarkafáh
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|саркофаг|m|tr=sarkofág
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|sarcòfag|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|石棺|tr=shíguān|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|sarkofág|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sarkofag
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|sarcofaag|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sarkofago
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sarkofagi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|sarcophage
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Sarkophag|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σαρκοφάγος|f|tr=sarkofágos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|קלוסקמע
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szarkofág
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sarcofago|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|石棺|tr=せっかん, sekkan
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sarkofag|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|sarcófago|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|sarcofag
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|саркофаг|m|tr=sarkofág
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|саркофаг|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|sarkofag|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|sarcófago|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sarkofag|c
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|саркофаг|m|tr=sarkofáh


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » steel structure
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|саркафаг|m|tr=sarkafáh
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|саркофаг|m|tr=sarkofág
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|石棺|tr=shíguān|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sarkofagi
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σαρκοφάγος|f|tr=sarkofágos


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szarkofág
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|石棺|tr=せっかん, sekkan
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|sarkofag|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|саркофаг|m|tr=sarkofág
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|саркофаг|m|tr=sarkofáh

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: pedi » a


    Category: Category:en:Burial -
    Translation: et » sarcophagus
    Translation: el » sarcophagus
    Translation: fr » sarcophagus
    Translation: fy » sarcophagus
    Translation: ko » sarcophagus
    Translation: io » sarcophagus
    Translation: kn » sarcophagus
    Translation: hu » sarcophagus
    Translation: nl » sarcophagus
    Translation: pl » sarcophagus
    Translation: pt » sarcophagus
    Translation: sv » sarcophagus
    Translation: ta » sarcophagus
    Translation: vi » sarcophagus
    Translation: zh » sarcophagus