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pyre

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noun \ˈpī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of pyre

  • : a pile of wood for burning a dead body

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pyre

  1. :  a combustible heap for burning a dead body as a funeral rite; broadly :  a pile of material to be burned <a pyre of dead leaves>

Origin and Etymology of pyre

Latin pyra, from Greek, from pyr fire — more at fire


First Known Use: 1587


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pyre

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noun \ˈpīr\

Definition of pyre for Students

  1. :  a heap of wood for burning a dead body




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