Origin of burial
Examples from the Web for burial
As the burial team arrived to remove the body, he began making small movements and was found to be still alive.
Unfortunately, neither of our teams had pinpointed the pig's burial site.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'|Marilyn Johnson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At one point they were going to perform a burial ceremony with the ashes,” he says.
This one woman crawled toward the body of her sister as the burial team carried out the body, carried the body bag away.
But the chain of death continued in the family after the burial of their mother.This Man Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola and His Community Wants Him Gone|Wade C.L. Williams|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No ceremonies I ever beheld impressed and affected me so much as the burial of the little twins at sea.Five Years in New Zealand|Robert B. Booth
Burial became too gigantic a labor, and John and Simon ordered the bodies thrown over the walls to prevent pestilence.The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
He is amazed at the absurdity of their burial rites, and he astonishes Hermes by quoting Homer on the subject.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
Wherefore even the Tyrians, being moved with indignation, were very liberal towards their burial.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Our first impression of Death and Burial is associated with this formless pair.
British Dictionary definitions for burial
Word Origin for burial
Word Origin and History for burial
"act of burying," late 13c.; earlier "tomb" (c.1200), false singular from Old English byrgels "tomb," from byrgan "to bury" + suffix -els; a compound also found in Old Saxon burgisli, suggesting a Proto-Germanic *burgisli-, from PIE *bhergh- "to hide, protect" (see bury). The Germanic suffix *-isli- (also in Old English hydels "hiding place," fætels "bag") became obsolete and was felt as a plural of the Latin-derived suffix -al (2) forming nouns of action from verbs (survival, approval, etc.).