cinerarium

noun
cin·er·ar·i·um | \-ē-əm \
plural cineraria\-ē-ə \

Definition of cinerarium 

: a place to receive the ashes of the cremated dead

Other Words from cinerarium

cinerary \ˈsi-nə-ˌrer-ē \ 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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