Definition of Sarcophagus. Meaning of Sarcophagus. Synonyms of Sarcophagus

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Definition of Sarcophagus

Sarcophagus
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.

Meaning of Sarcophagus from wikipedia

- A sarcophagus (plural sarcophagi) is a box-like funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved in stone, and usually displa**** above ground, though...
- The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sarcophagus or Shelter Structure (Ukrainian: Об'єкт "Укриття") is a m****ive steel and concrete structure covering the...
- in 1986. The structure also encloses the temporary Shelter Structure (sarcophagus) that was built around the reactor immediately after the disaster. The...
- The Alexander Sarcophagus is a late 4th century BC ****enistic stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings of Alexander the Great. The work is remarkably...
- A sarcophagus is a funeral receptacle for a corpse. In modern times, Sarcophagus refers also to a cast bronze casket manufactured originally by the (now...
- Constantina are two fourth century porphyry sarcophagi in Rome. The Sarcophagus of Helena is the red porphyry coffin in which Saint Helena, the mother...
- The Ahiram sarcophagus (also spelled Ahirom) was the sarcophagus of a Phoenician king of Byblos (c. 850 BC), discovered in 1923 by the French excavator...
- The Lycian sarcophagus of Sidon is a sarcophagus discovered in the Sidon necropolis in Lebanon. It is made of Parian marble, and resembles the shapes...
- The Proserpina sarcophagus is a Roman marble sarcophagus from the first quarter of the third century AD, in which Charlemagne was probably interred on...
- 4 required a protective enclosure. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sarcophagus was built and finished by December 1986, and would also provide radiological...
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