Definition of funerary in English:


Line breaks: fu¦ner|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːn(ə)(rə)ri


  • Relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead: funerary ceremonies
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    • Ramesses claimed the victory from this drawn fight, celebrated in monumental funerary temple reliefs still visible at Thebes on the Nile.
    • In the next scene, Hsiao Kang sits in the back of a car with the funerary urn containing his dead father's ashes balanced on his knee.
    • This was a remarkable find, since little was known in those days about Old or Middle Kingdom temples apart from funerary monuments attached to royal burials.


late 17th century: from late Latin funerarius, from funus, funer- 'funeral'.

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