r p t coffin


[kaw-fin, kof-in]
Levi, 1798–1877, U.S. abolitionist leader.
Robert P(eter) Tristram, 1892–1955, U.S. poet, essayist, and biographer.
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coffin (ˈkɒfɪn)
1.  a box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
2.  the part of a horse's foot that contains the coffin bone
3.  (tr) to place in or as in a coffin
4.  engineering another name for flask
[C14: from Old French cofin, from Latin cophinus basket; see coffer]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from O.Fr. cofin "sarcophagus," earlier "basket, coffer," from L. cophinus "basket," from Gk. kophinos "a basket," of uncertain origin. Funeral sense in Eng. is 1520s; before that it was literal and had also a meaning of "pie crust." Coffin nail "cigarette" is slang from 1880.
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Bible Dictionary

Coffin definition

used in Gen. 50:26 with reference to the burial of Joseph. Here, it means a mummy-chest. The same Hebrew word is rendered "chest" in 2 Kings 12:9, 10.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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