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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.]
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necropolis

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

a cemetery, especially one attached to an ancient city.
See also: Burial
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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"
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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.
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Translations

necropolis

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

[nɛˈkrɒpəlɪs] nnécropole f
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necropolis

nTotenstadt f, → Nekropole f, → Nekropolis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
According to the number of medieval tombstones, BiH is the richest country in the region, however, experts warn that most of the necropolises are in very poor condition and that there are rare examples of their proper protection.
It is one of the largest necropolises in the world with Wadi us Salaam in Najaf, Iraq.
The second edition of the journal published write ups mainly on Makli Hill- one of the largest necropolises of the world adjacent to the Thatta city.
Gruevski, on the other hand, is not Vucic, although prior to the elections he is digging in the necropolises of Alexander the Great which the cynics compared to the search of the Balkan narcoboss Darko Saric!