One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Place in a tomb; bury.
bury, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb, inurnView synonyms
- ‘A large quantity of wheat and Indian corn had been secretly buried at the Marquis's Quinta, or Country House; and thirty pipes of good red wine there also ensepulchered.’
- ‘Dante's punishment for the "arch heretics and those who followed them" was that they be "ensepulchered" and to have some "heated more, some less."’
- ‘With Elizabeth dead, ensepulchred in Florence, their son provided the sustaining focal point of his father's remaining twenty-eight years of life.’
- ‘Let the wolves' black maws ensepulchre their brother beast.’
- ‘One vast common doom ensepulchres the world.’
Early 19th century: from en- + sepulchre.
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