Definition of cinerarium in English:


Line breaks: cin¦er|ar¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnəˈrɛːrɪəm

noun (plural cinerariums)

  • A place where a cinerary urn is kept.
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    • 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.


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

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