Definition of cinerarium in English:


Syllabification: cin·e·rar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌsinəˈre(ə)rēəm

noun (plural cinerariums)

  • A place where the ashes of the cremated dead are 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.



Pronunciation: /ˈsinəˌrerē/
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  • It has three main parts: the low density burial area; an individual ossuary tower; and a cloistered ossuary and store for cinerary remains.


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

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