cinerarium

noun
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 cineraria (audio) \

Definition of cinerarium

: a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead

Other Words from cinerarium

cinerary \ ˈsi-​nə-​ˌrer-​ē How to pronounce cinerary (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cinerarium

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cinerarium

Latin, from ciner-, cinis

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The first known use of cinerarium was in 1880

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“Cinerarium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cinerarium. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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