from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place for keeping the ashes of a cremated body.
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- n. A place or receptacle for depositing the ashes of cremated people
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In archaeology, a niche in the wall of a tomb designed to receive a cinerary urn; hence, any niche in the wall of a tomb, even when large enough to receive a sarcophagus. Ancient tombs were often provided with cineraria in three or even all of their side walls.
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- n. a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
Latin cinerārium, from neuter of cinerārius, of ashes, from cinis, ciner-, ashes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)