cinerary
adjective see cinerarium

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  • Cinerary — Cin er*a*ry, a. [L. cinerarius, fr. cinis ashes.] Pertaining to ashes; containing ashes. [1913 Webster] {Cinerary urns}, vessels used by the ancients to preserve the ashes of the dead when burned. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinerary — /sin euh rer ee/, adj. holding or intended for ashes, esp. the ashes of cremated bodies: a cinerary urn. [1740 50; < NL cinerarius; see CINERARIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • cinerary — adj. of ashes. Phrases and idioms: cinerary urn an urn for holding the ashes after cremation. Etymology: L cinerarius: see CINERARIA …   Useful english dictionary

  • cinerary — adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing ashes, especially those of a cremated person …   Wiktionary

  • cinerary — cin·er·ar·y || sɪnÉ™rÉ™rɪ adj. pertaining to ashes of a cremated body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cinerary — cin·er·ary …   English syllables

  • cinerary —   a. pertaining to ashes, especially of cremated body.    ♦ cinerarium, n. place where ashes of cremated bodies are deposited …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Cinerary urns — Cinerary Cin er*a*ry, a. [L. cinerarius, fr. cinis ashes.] Pertaining to ashes; containing ashes. [1913 Webster] {Cinerary urns}, vessels used by the ancients to preserve the ashes of the dead when burned. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinerary urn — [ sɪnərəri] noun an urn for holding a person s ashes after cremation. Origin C18: cinerary from L. cinerarius of ashes …   English new terms dictionary

  • cinerary urn —    A lidded vessel intended as the container for the ashes of someone who has died, especially one whose body has been cremated (incinerated) …   Glossary of Art Terms

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