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noun 
  1. An oblong closed box in which a dead person is bury, buried.
Translations: 
  • German: Sarg
  • Italian: bara , feretro
  • Spanish: ataíºd , féretro , cajón (italbrac, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay), urna (italbrac, Venezuela)
verb 
  1. (transitive) To place in a coffin.
    • 2007: The chest in which she is coffined washes ashore and is brought to the Lord Cerimon " Barbara Everett, "Making and Breaking in Shakespeare's Romances", London Review of Books 29:6, p. 21
Translations: 
  • German: einsargen
Etymology: From Old French cofin, from Latin cophinus, from Greek "basket".


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