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inhume

Line breaks: in¦hume
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈhjuːm
 
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Definition of inhume in English:

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'.

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