Among the Greeks a coffin which being made of a certain kind of carnivorous stone, had the peculiar property of devouring the body placed in it. The sarcophagus known to modern obsequiographers is commonly a product of the carpenter's art.
A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a few weeks the flesh of bodies deposited in it. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, or Assian stone, and is said to have been found at Assos, a city of Lycia.
A coffin or chest-shaped tomb of the kind of stone described above; hence, any stone coffin.
A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as a memorial.
stone or marble coffin used to encase other wooden coffins and the mummy of the departed
a large container for the deceased, often elaborately decorated
( Gr. 'sark-'=flesh + 'phagein'=to eat) A stone coffin, usually carved or decorated.
A stone container encasing one or more coffins (derived from a Greek word for "flesh-eating").
an outer box encasing a mummy that is supposed to resemble the deceased
Coffin in stone, marble or other material. Roman sarcophagi were decorated with bas-relief sculptures on the sides, while Etruscan sarcophagi generally had a statue of the deceased, in a reclining position as though at a banquet, on top.
(14) -- a coffin, of stone, terracotta, or wood (Pedley, 356)
large stone coffin that often holds smaller coffins
A container for the human corpse.
stone or marble coffin or tomb, esp. one bearing sculpture or inscriptions
A stone coffin. Ancient people excavated stone and carved coffins for dead people. Because materials in the stone were believed to eat the corpse, the coffin was called a sarcophagus, from the Greek word sarkos, meaning, "flesh," and phagos, meaning, "I eat."
coffin of stone or lead
A large stone coffin usually decorated with sculpture and/or inscriptions. The term is derived from two Greek words meaning flesh and eating, which are applied to a kind of limestone in ancient Greece, since the stone was said to turn flesh to dust.
a stone or terracotta coffin
Early sarcophagi were made of limestone, a flesh-eating stone which when carved in the shape of a coffin quickly disposed of the corpse so that the monument could be used for another family member. Modern sarcophagi are made of granite or other fasting stone
A stone coffin or monumental chamber for a casket.
a stone coffin - the word derives from the Greek for flesh ( sarx) -eating ( phagein = to eat) because the limestone used for such coffins speeded up the decay of the corpse
An outer container for a coffin; used to give the physical remains of the deceased an additional layer of protection.
a stone tomb or coffin
(plural: sarcophagi) A stone container that usually housed the coffin and mummy. The surface was often inscribed with texts to assist the deceased in the journey through the underworld. One often finds the word sarcophagi being applied to the coffin within.
A container or coffin, usually made of stone, used to hold the mummy of an ancient Egyptian.
A stone coffin, often decorated.
The sculptured stone coffin of a deceased Egyptian. Gk: flesh eating.
From the Greek word meaning; "flesh eater". It was the name given to the stone container within which the coffins and mummy were placed.
A sarcophagus is a stone container for a coffin or body. The word comes from Greek "sarx" meaning "flesh", and "phagien" meaning "to eat", so sarcophagus means "eater of flesh". The 5th century BC Greek historian, Herodotus, noted that early sarcophagi (the plural) were carved from a special kind of rock that consumed the flesh of the corpse inside.
In the Stargate fictional universe, the alien species Goa'uld use a device called a sarcophagus to rapidly heal injuries and extend their lifespans. The device can also bring the recently deceased back to life.