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coffin

[kaw-fin, kof-in]
noun
1.
the box or case in which the body of a dead person is placed for burial; casket.
2.
the part of a horse's foot containing the coffin bone.
3.
Printing.
a.
the bed of a platen press.
b.
the wooden frame around the bed of an early wooden press.
verb (used with object)
4.
to put or enclose in or as in a coffin.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English cofin < Old North French < Latin cophinus < Greek kóphinos a kind of basket

coffinless, adjective
uncoffin, verb (used with object)
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coffin (ˈkɒfɪn)
 
n
1.  a box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
2.  the part of a horse's foot that contains the coffin bone
 
vb
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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coffin
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.

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