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ne·crop·o·lis

 (nə-krŏp′ə-lĭs, nĕ-)
n. pl. ne·crop·o·lis·es or ne·crop·o·leis (-lās′)
A cemetery, especially a large and elaborate one belonging to an ancient city.

[Greek nekropolis : nekro-, necro- + polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

necropolis

(nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs)
n, pl -lises or -leis (-ˌleɪs)
a burial site or cemetery
[C19: Greek, from nekros dead + polis city]

ne•crop•o•lis

(nəˈkrɒp ə lɪs)

n., pl. -lis•es.
a cemetery, esp. one of large size and of an ancient city.
[1810–20; < Greek nekrópolis. See necro-, -polis]
nec•ro•pol•i•tan (ˌnɛk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn) adj.

necropolis

a cemetery, especially one attached to an ancient city.
See also: Burial
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necropolis - a tract of land used for burialsnecropolis - a tract of land used for burials  
potter's field - a cemetery for unknown or indigent people
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"

necropolis

noun cemetery, graveyard, churchyard, burial ground, burial place, God's acre A small Etruscan museum and necropolis are situated 3 km east of the village.
Translations

necropolis

[neˈkrɒpəlɪs] N (necropolises or necropoleis (pl)) [neˈkrɒpəˌleɪs]necrópolis f inv

necropolis

[nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs] nnécropole f

necropolis

nTotenstadt f, → Nekropole f, → Nekropolis f
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