cin·​er·​ar·​i·​um ˌsi-nə-ˈrer-ē-əm How to pronounce cinerarium (audio)
plural cineraria ˌsi-nə-ˈrer-ē-ə How to pronounce cinerarium (audio)
: a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead
cinerary adjective

Word History


Latin, from ciner-, cinis

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cinerarium was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Cinerarium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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