Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place for keeping the ashes of a cremated body.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • noun A place or receptacle for depositing the ashes of cremated people

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin cinerārium, from neuter of cinerārius, of ashes, from cinis, ciner-, ashes.]

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Latin

Examples

  • Looking up the word “curriculum” — which I am always sure begins c-i — led me to “cinerarium: a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead.”

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  • Looking up the word “curriculum” — which I am always sure begins c-i — led me to “cinerarium: a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead.”

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  • Looking up the word “curriculum” — which I am always sure begins c-i — led me to “cinerarium: a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead.”

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  • Those of the first had no value; the second contained a gold ring without its stone, -- which was found, however, in the third cinerarium; a most extraordinary circumstance.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

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