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cinerarium

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noun cin·er·ar·i·um \-ē-əm\

Definition of cinerarium

plural

cineraria

play \-ē-ə\
  1. :  a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead

cinerary

play \ˈsi-nə-ˌrer-ē\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of cinerarium

Latin, from ciner-, cinis


First Known Use: 1880


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