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inhume

Syllabification: in·hume
Pronunciation: /inˈhyo͞om
 
/

Definition of inhume in English:

verb

[with object]
Bury: no hand his bones shall gather or inhume
More example sentences
  • It is known that over 5,000 Sarmatians from this area came to Britain after the Marcomannic wars in AD 175; but it is unlikely that the people at Brougham were Sarmatians, as the latter inhumed their dead.
  • Birth and death, however, collide in a remarkable way in a number of tombs in the Greek world in which a woman is found inhumed or cremated together with a fetus or neonate.
  • It was the living that inhumed the dead, after all.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin inhumare, from in- 'into' + humus 'ground'.

Derivatives

inhumation

1
Pronunciation: /ˌin(h)yo͞oˈmāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • The trend from cremation to inhumation in burial practice may also be consciously copying the changing Roman fashion.
  • In late Roman times there was an increased diversity in burial practice and examples of both cremation and inhumation are found.
  • Also from the north came the use of cremation instead of inhumation, around 1200 BC.

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