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Word of the Day 11/09/18 Necropolis

Necropolis (noun)
necropolis [nuh-krop-uh-lis, ne-]


noun, plural ne·crop·o·lis·es.
1. a cemetery, especially one of large size and usually of an ancient city.
2. a historic or prehistoric burial ground.

Related forms
nec·ro·pol·i·tan [nek-r uh- pol -i-tn] /ˌnɛk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn/ , adjective

Related Words for necropolis
graveyard, crypt, sepulcher, catacomb, vault, tomb, churchyard, charnel

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Origin: First recorded in 1810–20, necropolis is from the Greek word nekrópolis burial place (literally, city of the dead). See necro-, -polis

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