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 Celts (The),Cen’obites (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cem’etery
 
properly means a sleeping-place. The Jews used to speak of death as sleep. The Persians call their cemeteries “The Cities of the Silent.” The Greeks thought it unlucky to pronounce the name of Death. (Greek, koimtrion.)   1
 


 Celts (The),Cen’obites (3 syl.). 

 
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