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cinerarium

[ sin-uh-rair-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i əm /
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noun, plural cin·e·rar·i·a [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh]. /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/.

a place for depositing the ashes of the dead after cremation.

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Origin of cinerarium

From Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at cineraria, -arium
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British Dictionary definitions for cinerarium

cinerarium
/ (ˌsɪnəˈrɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə)

a place for keeping the ashes of the dead after cremation
cinerary (ˈsɪnərərɪ), adjective
C19: from Latin, from cinerārius relating to ashes; see cineraria
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