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sarcophagus

SARCOPH'AGUS, n. [L. from Gr. flesh and to eat.]

1. A species of stone used among the Greeks in their sculptures, which was so called because it consumed the flesh of bodies deposited in it within a few weeks. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, and said to be found at Assos, a city of Lycia Hence,

2. A stone coffin or grave in which the ancients deposited bodies which they chose not to burn.



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SARCOPH'AGUS, n. [L. from Gr. flesh and to eat.]

1. A species of stone used among the Greeks in their sculptures, which was so called because it consumed the flesh of bodies deposited in it within a few weeks. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, and said to be found at Assos, a city of Lycia Hence,

2. A stone coffin or grave in which the ancients deposited bodies which they chose not to burn.

SAR-COPH'A-GUS, n. [L. from Gr. σαρκοφαγος; σαρξ, flesh, and φαγω, to eat.]

  1. A species of stone used among the Greeks in their sculptures, which was so called because it consumed the flesh of bodies deposited in it within a few weeks. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, and said to be found at Assos, a city of Lycia. Hence,
  2. A stone coffin or grave in which the ancients deposited bodies which they chose not to burn. Encyc.

Sar*coph"a*gus
  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.
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Sarcophagus

SARCOPH'AGUS, noun [Latin from Gr. flesh and to eat.]

1. A species of stone used among the Greeks in their sculptures, which was so called because it consumed the flesh of bodies deposited in it within a few weeks. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, and said to be found at Assos, a city of Lycia Hence,

2. A stone coffin or grave in which the ancients deposited bodies which they chose not to burn.

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