from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to ashes; containing ashes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to ashes; containing ashes.
- adjective vessels used by the ancients to preserve the ashes of the dead when burned.
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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing
ashes, especially those of a cremated person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective containing or used for ashes of the cremated dead
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The so-called cinerary urns are large vessels which have been usually discovered containing human bones; they have often been found inverted over cremated remains.
Some of the objects were miniatures especially made for the funeral, and many were deliberately broken, with only a portion interred in the cinerary urns, with the rest perhaps kept as mementoes for the living, he added.
The walls contain only a few reused blocks (spolia) being mainly middle to late Hellenistic cinerary urns (osteothecae).
Inside the dolium was a bronze cinerary urn containing the burnt bones wrapped in a linen cloth; silver items including a bowl and dragon fibula (garment pin); and small objects of ivory and amber.
"Bring me a cinerary urn," said he, and he walked forward to the dying embers.
The fine sarcophagi now found in museums, or applied to all sorts of uses, as water-troughs, vases for flowers, and various other purposes, were all originally in tombs, and generally in tombs in which there were also _columbaria_ for cinerary urns.
It was discovered near Marlborough by Sir R.C. Hoare, and its contents proved it to be a cinerary urn of a date probably not much anterior to the Roman occupation of Britain.
Swan inn, was a Roman burial ground, and several cinerary urns and some coffins have been discovered there.
To the south-east of the camp, on a spur of the hill and in the direction of Preston, is a remarkable and extensive British cemetery, from which numbers of cinerary urns and other relics have been excavated.
The pottery is all "hand-made," and the bulk of the objects excavated are cinerary urns, usually found full of burnt bones.