What is the meaning of Tomb? Concept and Definition of Tomb

Definition of Tomb:Their meanings, concepts and importance

Definition: Tomb and its importance

1 Tomb of a corpse: when I die, I don't want you to carry flowers to my grave.
2 Frame shaped coffin that, placed on the mound or the ground, serves to celebrate the honor of the deceased: everyone seemed very concerned while they prayed around the grave.
3. Covered in an arc of certain cars: fell from a car with Tomb of the arm of a spectacular woman.
4 Frame of luxury which is put on the boom of gala cars: the waiter will bring brightness to the Tomb while you end up making the luggage.

To open grave. [Sports, figurative usage] In cycling, embark on the maximum possible speed on a downward stretch. [Note: the expression was coined by a commentator of the Tour de France, as a result of the reckless descent of the Port d' Envalira (Andorra) which made French rider Jacques Anquetil, which regained the time that had been lost during the tough ascent].
2. [For expansion] in other sports or any other activity, get off very quickly and regardless of the risk that is running.
Be something (usually, a secret) to the grave. [Family use] Die without having committed to anyone.
Be a tomb. [Family and figurative usage] Keep a secret with much zeal.

Grave, burial mound, Pantheon, mausoleum, crypt, burial, hypogeum, gully, Cenotaph, fossa, niche, pit, sarcophagus.


(1 and 2) Tomb.
Space with the function of housing the remains of a corpse. You can also refer to the chapel that sits on a burial. Throughout the history of mankind, the Tomb has had a transcendent sense that has become a space full of meanings and symbols, according to different cultures. It's one of the most emblematic construction types, since the burial of the dead is linked to a great veneration and mystery, traditionally considered the abode of the dead.

During prehistory there was the habit of burying the dead under his abode, which evolved into a specific type of Tomb: stay covered by an earth mound or Barrow (in fact the word grave is a linguistic evolution of the word "tumulus"). These mounds are found throughout the world (the Hindu stupas, the mycenaeans tolos...).

Also appears a typology consisting of digging into the rock of the Tomb. This is the case of the tombs in Petra and the Valley of the Kings, among others.

In Christianity, the tombs arise in the catacombs during its beginnings, to spend more later abroad.

Gradually occurs a development of the burial area for the Tomb, causing an increase in space complexity. The body is inserted into a sarcophagus or coffin which protects it from the outside and this, in turn, is inserted into the burial chamber. Over time, the Tomb becomes a place of exaltation of the greatness of some Kings and influential personalities, making it an architectural monument of the first magnitude. This is the case of the pyramids of Gizah, Egypt, built by Pharaohs between 2500 and 2400 BC, and which in antiquity was considered one of the seven wonders of the world. The tomb of the King mausoleum, already non-existent, whose name will be used to designate the mausoleums was also considered one of the seven wonders.

The Christian churches will be built largely on the tombs of important Saints, what become them places of pilgrimage. This is the case of San Pedro of the Vatican and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, among others.

Among the Islamic graves, notably that of Tamerlane in Samarkand (1405), and the Taj Mahal (17TH century) built in Agra by a King of the Mughal dynasty for his favorite wife.

Concept: Tomb and what is

The root Indo-European "teu" meaning swell, moved to Greek as τύμβος "tymbos" and became "Tomb" in the language latin, and can be translated as mound or mounds of Earth, to be destined to cover the dead who are buried. At the dawn of humanity were groups of rocks that were used to cover the body, until then the Earth was dug covering her and stones to the dead, not only religious purposes but also hygiene and public health.
In Egypt, the pyramids, the tombs of the Pharaohs were, but there were also other, the master, which is reached by a corridor, where the dead was laid underground in a rectangular site, and calls hypogea, which were excavations that were made within the mountains, where the body was placed and then went to fill the space so that it will not be displayed from the outside in ancient Romethe tombs containing the corpse were religious sites, located just outside the city, private property in its origin, but to be intended to contain the body of the deceased, remaining outside of the commercial activity.
Being the tombs Hostel in people who have no life, they are logically silent and sad, and is therefore used to qualify to sites or people that do not generate noise, for example: "this town is boring, tedious, bleak and refuses to progress as a tomb", or "today are silent as a tomb". Expressions such as "marriage is like a tomb to love" has the significance of the end of the existence of that feeling.
In some Mediterranean villages catacombs were built to house the tombs of the dead, or underground Crypts.
The tombs are currently or not underground, and are cameras that are located in churches or cemeteries, public or private, also in order to contain the corpse.

Meaning: Tomb and its uses

The tomb is a type of relatively small building that is intended to accommodate the deceased once consummated his death and after the wake. The same can be built completely underground, as happens in cemeteries, i.e., rises the ground creating a well of certain dimensions and drawer with the remains of the deceased will be staying in the pit which it is. But, also, they can be found graves within a church or at the behest of his crypt.
Notably, the crypt is a type of underground building specially for the burial of deceased persons. Its use was something very common in antiquity by which many churches were high level ground so to build a crypt in which host the deceased under them. Normally, the crypts are arranged in the apse, although they can also be found under the wings or the aisles.
But while churches have been the most common places that were built in the Crypts, also, they are plausible found in cemeteries, cathedrals or private farms, especially in those that are owned by wealthy families and then, whenever a family member dies it is buried in the family crypt.
In the case of the individual tombs, once you proceed to the burial of the remains, the masses are sealed, while the family Crypts, mentioned above, normally have a door to access them whenever it is necessary.
Cemeteries, physical location to which the deceased are carried is also the place in which the graves are grouped. To identify each Tomb, and also to facilitate their location within the cemeteries, tend to be accompanied by a gravestone, a stone rectangular flat is recorded at which an inscription containing the data of the deceased: name, year of birth and death, some symbol of his creed, and in some cases even tend to flaunt family dedicationsreligious quotes or allegorical (epitaphs).

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