This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Necrocosmography

ˈnɛkrəʊkɒzˈmɒɡrəfi

noun | Astroanthropology

the ancient practice of writing texts about celestial phenomena and the placing of those texts into coffins as grave goods, such as the Coffin Texts of Ancient Egypt; considered an important aspect of Astronicism.

Derivatives

  • Necrocosmographic | ˈnɛkrəʊkɒzˈmɒɡrafɪk | (or Necrocosmographical) adjective, (also Necrocosmographically) adverb
  • Necrocosmographer | ˈnɛkrəʊkɒzˈmɒɡrəfə | noun

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word necro-, denoting death or corpses, adjoined to the combining form -cosmography denoting descriptions of the universe; meaning ‘astronomical texts for the dead.’ 
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