noun, plural sarcophagi
[sahr-kof-uh-jahy] /sɑrˈkɒf əˌdʒaɪ/ (Show IPA), sarcophaguses.
a stone coffin, especially one bearing sculpture, inscriptions, etc., often displayed as a monument.
Greek Antiquity. a kind of stone thought to consume the flesh of corpses, used for coffins.
noun (pl) -gi (-ˌɡaɪ), -guses
a stone or marble coffin or tomb, esp one bearing sculpture or inscriptions


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