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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A coffin made of stone, often ornamented with sculpture, and usually placed in a church, tomb, or vault. (plural)

Usage examples (33)
  • The stone coffins, usually called sarcophagi, were of oblong shape, having flat straight sides, like a box, with a curved or pointed lid.
  • Uraeus cartouche canopic ankh was faience ba ka sarcophagi shabti
  • Many beautiful sarcophagi are in the Vatican at Rome.
  • In 1887, his team hit upon more than two dozen sarcophagi. for more
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