Necropolis



[nuh-krop-uh-lis, ne-] /nəˈkrɒp ə lɪs, nɛ-/

noun, plural necropolises.
1.
a cemetery, especially one of large size and usually of an ancient city.
2.
a historic or prehistoric burial ground.
/nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs/
noun (pl) -lises, -leis (-ˌleɪs)
1.
a burial site or cemetery
n.

“large cemetery” of an ancient or modern city, 1803, from Late Latin, literally “city of the dead,” from Greek Nekropolis, a burial place near Alexandria, from nekros (see necro-) + polis “city” (see polis).

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