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- the case or box in which a dead body is buried
- the horny part of a horse's hoof
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French cofin, basket, coffer ; from Classical Latin cophinus ; from Classical Greek kophinos, a basket
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- An oblong box in which a corpse is buried.
- The horny part of a horse's hoof.
Origin: Middle English cofin, basket, from Old French, from Latin cophinus, from Greek kophinos.