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Topic: DEATH

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: cophin, from Latin cophinus 'basket', from Greek kophinos

coffin

noun
     
cof‧fin [countable]
MX a long box in which a dead person is buried or burnt [= casket American English]

➔ a nail in somebody's/something's coffin

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WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die
a ceremony for someone who has died: funeral a ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned
burial
when someone's body is put into the ground
cremation
when someone's body is burned
hearse
a large car that takes the body to the funeral
coffin
a box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral
grave
the place where someone is buried
graveyard
/cemetery an area where dead people are buried
undertaker
someone who arranges funerals
the mourners
the people at a funeral
die

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