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Word Nerd: Sepulchre

sepulchre definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsySepulchre is a burial vault, tomb, or grave. Sepulchre derives from the Latin root sepelire (to bury) and came to use in Middle English through Anglo-French means. Sepulchre was first used around the beginning of the 13th century.

Sepulchre is a rather rare word since the terms burial, grave, and tomb are far more often used. Sepulchre also has the spelling variant of sepulcher.

Sepulchre Digital Art Collage by Ela of LaWhimsyA spooky, creepy sepulchre haunted by various spirits.

Since it’s the full on season of spooky, and I’m fond of anything strange and unusual, I figured that sepulchre was a fantastically unique word ideal for sharing! Have you ever heard or used sepulchre in your day-to-day?

Namaste ~ Ella

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