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entomb

[en-toom] /ɛnˈtum/
verb (used with object)
1.
to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
2.
to serve as a tomb for:
Florentine churches entomb many great men.
Also, intomb.
Origin of entomb
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English entoumben < Middle French entomber. See en-1, tomb
Related forms
entombment, noun
unentombed, adjective
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  • To define the beauty, the supreme concentration of the entombment, without by dissection killing it, is a task of difficulty.

    The Earlier Work of Titian Claude Phillips
  • Coxcie, altar-piece (the entombment) and frescoes by Salviati.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • These last speak very highly of the wooden figures in the entombment chapel, and so more guardedly does Bordiga.

    Ex Voto Samuel Bulter
  • The second chapel on the eastern side of the south transept contained an entombment dating from 1531.

  • Nearly at the end of the period he made his greatest failure, the "entombment" of the Borghese Gallery.

    Artist and Public Kenyon Cox
  • And yet it is a most wise and humane provision; and many years ago, there is a tradition, an entombment alive was prevented by it.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • The entombment followed, the Madonna in black lamenting and weeping.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • I must however say a few words about the "entombment," as you have the engraving.

  • A fine coffin (Fig. 25) is represented in the lead group of the entombment at Moissac in France.

    Leadwork W. R. Lethaby
  • His glorious "entombment," and also the "Assumption," fully evince this.

British Dictionary definitions for entombment

entomb

/ɪnˈtuːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
2.
to serve as a tomb for
Derived Forms
entombment, noun
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Word Origin and History for entombment

entomb

v.

1570s, from Old French entomber "place in a tomb," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + tombe "tomb" (see tomb). Related: Entombed; entombing.

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