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Is there a specific/fancy word for an open grave?

Asked by roysters5 (64points) March 14th, 2010

I was just wondering if there is a word for an open grave.

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mrentropy's avatar

I looked, but the best I could come up with was “hole.” Would a foreign word do?
I haven’t looked for those.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Terrence McKenna would call it “The Yawning Grave”.

roysters5's avatar

a foreign word would actually be fairly sweet!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies you gets a GA for mentioning McKenna :)

mrentropy's avatar

@roysters5 Crud. I’ll see what’s I can find, but no guarantees.

mrentropy's avatar

Latin – patefacio sepulchrum

Um.. okay. None that I can find that is just one word. However, a consolation, here’s a site with a glossary of terms you might find interesting:
Blogging a Dead Horse

PandoraBoxx's avatar

A cenotaph is a monument to someone whose remains lie elsewhere. How interesting; something new!

PandoraBoxx's avatar

How are you using the term? You could describe it as a turned down bed, ready for the eternal slumberer. (aka “dirt napping”.)

roysters5's avatar

@mrentropy Thank you! I like this site is quite helpful and fascinating!
@PandoraBoxx That’s a very lovely way of putting it!

mrentropy's avatar

@roysters5 Yer welcome. It’s what I do.

Jeruba's avatar

I think McKenna was making a literary allusion. Both Byron and Milton used the expression.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Thank you, I had no idea it wasn’t a McKenna original. And your assessment is quite correct.

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