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cinerarium

Line breaks: cin¦er|ar¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnəˈrɛːrɪəm
 
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Definition of cinerarium in English:

noun (plural cinerariums)

A place where a cinerary urn is kept.
Example sentences
  • Nostell has three Roman cinerariums - elaborately carved marble boxes for storing the ashes of the deceased.
  • And in many Korean dioceses the cinerarium has started to edge out traditional cemeteries.
  • The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held at the cinerarium on Laney Walker Boulevard.

Origin

late 19th century: from late Latin, neuter (used as a noun) of cinerarius 'of ashes'.

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