Definition of inhume in English:

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inhume

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈhjuːm/

verb

[with object] literary
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'.

Words that rhyme with inhume

abloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, combe, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, Hume, illume, Khartoum, khoum, loom, neume, perfume, plume, presume, resume, rheum, room, spume, subsume, tomb, vroom, whom, womb, zoom
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