Definition of cinerary urn in English:

cinerary urn

Line breaks: cin¦er|ary urn
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪnərəri/

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  • An urn for holding a person’s ashes after cremation, especially as used by Classical and prehistoric cultures.


mid 18th century: cinerary from Latin cinerarius 'of ashes'.

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