- holding or intended for ashes, especially the ashes of cremated bodies: a cinerary urn.
Origin of cinerary
1740–50; < New Latin cinerārius; see cineraria
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Examples from the Web for cinerary
"Bring me a cinerary urn," said he, and he walked forward to the dying embers.The Martyr of the Catacombs
It is solid; the cinerary urn was probably placed underneath.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
The date of this tomb cannot precede the Antonine era, as there are no cinerary urns in it.Old Rome</p>
In the introduction of the funeral pile and the cinerary urn, we have one important evidence of the adoption of novel rites.
One of these was discovered, alongside of a cinerary urn, in a tumulus at Memsie, Aberdeenshire.