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A coffin (also known as a casket) is a box used to keep dead bodies, either for burial or after cremation.

The word comes ultimately from Greek kophinos, a basket. In English, the word was not used in a funeral sense until the 1500s.

Any box used to bury the dead in is a coffin.


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