Today’s Word : necropolis

Word: necropolis

PRONUNCIATION:

(ne-KROP-uh-lis)

MEANING:

noun: A burial place, especially a large and elaborate cemetery belonging to an ancient city.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Greek necro- (dead) + -polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1819.

USAGE:

“This merchant lived a long life in Egypt and was buried in the Saqqara necropolis.”
Nevine El-Aref; Ancient Egyptians in Arabia; Al-Ahram Weekly (Cairo, Egypt); Nov 11, 2010.

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