sarcophagus

A stone coffin.

Sarcophagus

A sarcophagus (plural, sarcophagi; sarcophaguses) is a box-like funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved in stone, and displayed above ground, though it may also be buried. The word `sarcophagus` comes from the Greek σάρξ sarx meaning `flesh`, and φαγεῖν phagein meaning `to eat`, hence sarcophagus means `flesh-eating...
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Sarcophagus

• (n.) A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as a memorial. • (n.) 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,...
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sarcophagus

noun a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
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Sarcophagus

Sar·coph'a·gus noun ; plural Latin Sarcophagi , English Sarcophaguses . [ Latin , from Greek sarkofa`gos , properly, eating flesh; sa`rx , sa`rkos , flesh + fagei^n to eat. Confer Sarcasm .] 1. A species of limestone ...
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Sarcophagus

A sculpted stone tomb or wooden coffin, adorned with ornamentation.
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sarcophagus

A stone coffin, often bearing sculpture, inscriptions, etc.
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sarcophagus

An outer container for a coffin; used to give the physical remains of the deceased an additional layer of protection.
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Sarcophagus

Coffin in stone, marble or other material. Roman sarcophagi were decorated with bas-relief sculptures on the sides, while Etruscan sarcophagi generally had a statue of the deceased, in a reclining position as though at a banquet, on top.
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sarcophagus

coffin of stone or lead
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Sarcophagus

From the Greek word meaning; 'flesh eater'. It was the name given to the stone container within which the coffins and mummy were placed.
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Sarcophagus

Originally, a sarcophagus was a stone coffin manufactured from stone quarried at Assos in the Troad. It was popularly believed that the coffin would consume the body placed within it within forty days. Later the term came to be applied to any stone coffin. In ancient Egypt many stone coffins were made from limestone, basalt, marble or granite. Gran...
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sarcophagus

sarcophagus (särkof'ugus) [Gr.,=flesh-eater], name given by the Greeks to a special marble found in Asia Minor, near the territory of ancient Troy, and used in caskets. It was believed to have the property of destroying the entire body, except for the teeth, within a few weeks. The term lat...
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sarcophagus

sarcophagus (s), sarcophagi (pl) 1. Literally, eating or consuming flesh; flesh-eating. 2. From Greek, sarkophagos, through Latin, sarcophagus; so named because the limestone, in which people were buried, caused rapid disintegration or decomposition of the bodies. 3. Among the ancient Greeks and Romans, it was a limestone coffin or tomb, ofte...
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sarcophagus

stone coffin. The original term is of doubtful meaning; Pliny explains that the word denotes a coffin of limestone from the Troad (the region around ... [6 related articles]
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sarcophagus

[n] - a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
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