- Used in AV, RV for the tomb of Jesus (Mark 15:46). Hence the church of the Holy Sepulchre on the supposed site in Jerusalem. The emperor Constantine built a church there in 335 CE; it was destroyed in 1009 CE. The present church, smaller than its predecessor, dates from 1149 CE.
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sepulchre — Sepulchre, Sepulchrum, Bustum, Monumentum, Tumulus, Tymbus. Un sepulchre, ou une sorte de pierre qui consume le corps qu on met dedans, Sarcophagus. Sepulchres pour soy et pour sa famille, Familiaria sepulchra. Faire un sepulchre eslevé,… … Thresor de la langue françoyse
sepulchre — also sepulcher, c.1200, tomb, burial place, especially the cave where Jesus was buried outside Jerusalem (Holy Sepulcher or Saint Sepulcher), from O.Fr. sepulcre (11c.), from L. sepulcrum grave, tomb, from root of sepelire to bury, originally to… … Etymology dictionary
sepulchre — is spelt re in BrE and sepulcher in AmE … Modern English usage
sepulchre — (US sepulcher) ► NOUN ▪ a stone tomb or monument in which a dead person is laid or buried. ORIGIN Latin sepulcrum burial place , from sepelire bury … English terms dictionary
sepulchre — [sep′əl kər] n., vt. sepulchred, sepulchring Brit. sp. of SEPULCHER … English World dictionary
Sepulchre — A sepulchre, or sepulcher, is a type of tomb or burial chamber [ [http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=sepulcher] Dictionary.com definition] . In ancient Hebrew practice, sepulchres were often carved into the rock of a hillside.The word is… … Wikipedia
sepulchre — n. & v. (US sepulcher) n. a tomb esp. cut in rock or built of stone or brick, a burial vault or cave. v.tr. 1 lay in a sepulchre. 2 serve as a sepulchre for. Phrases and idioms: the Holy Sepulchre the tomb in which Christ was laid. whited… … Useful english dictionary
sepulchre — I. noun or sepulcher Etymology: Middle English sepulcre, from Anglo French, from Latin sepulcrum, sepulchrum, from sepelire to bury; akin to Greek hepein to care for, Sanskrit saparyati he honors Date: 13th century 1. a place of burial ; tomb 2.… … New Collegiate Dictionary
sepulchre — 1. noun /ˈsɛpəɫkə(ɹ),ˈsɛpəɫkɚ/ A burial chamber. Syn: tomb See Also: right of sepulchre, sepulchral, sepulture 2. verb /ˈsɛpəɫkə(ɹ),ˈsɛpəɫkɚ/ To pla … Wiktionary
Sepulchre — First mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:20). This was the cave of the field of Machpelah, where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were burried (79:29 32). In Acts 7:16 it is said that Jacob… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
sepulchre — UK [ˈsep(ə)lkə(r)] / US [ˈsep(ə)lkər] noun [countable] Word forms sepulchre : singular sepulchre plural sepulchres old fashioned a place made of stone in which dead people are buried … English dictionary