adjective Date: circa 1693 of, used for, or associated with burial <
a pharaoh's funerary chamber

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  • funerary — funerary, funeral, funereal Funerary is the standard adjective in the neutral meaning ‘of or used at a funeral or funerals’, as in funerary ashes, funerary urn, etc. It dates from the late 17c and has replaced funeral, which was originally an… …   Modern English usage

  • funerary — fu ner*ar y (f[=u] n[.a]*r[ e]r [y^]), adj. of or pertaining to a funeral or to burial of human remains; as, funerary urn. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funerary — (adj.) 1690s, from L.L. funerarius, from funer , root of funus (see FUNERAL (Cf. funeral) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • funerary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead …   English terms dictionary

  • funerary — [fyo͞o′nər er΄ē] adj. [LL funerarius] of or having to do with a funeral or burial …   English World dictionary

  • funerary — [[t]fju͟ːnərəri, AM reri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Funerary means relating to funerals, burials, or cremations. [FORMAL] ...funerary monuments …   English dictionary

  • funerary — /fyooh neuh rer ee/, adj. of or pertaining to a funeral or burial: a funerary urn. [1685 95; < LL funerarius of, relating to a funeral. See FUNERAL, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • funerary — adj. Funerary is used with these nouns: ↑chapel, ↑inscription, ↑monument, ↑ritual …   Collocations dictionary

  • funerary — fu|ne|ra|ry [ˈfju:nərəri US nəreri] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: funerarius, from Latin funus; FUNERAL] relating to a funeral or the place where someone is buried ▪ a funerary monument …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • funerary — adjective (only before noun) related to a funeral or a grave: a funerary urn …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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