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[sin-uh-rair-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural cin·e·rar·i·a [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh] /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/.
  1. 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


noun plural -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə)
  1. a place for keeping the ashes of the dead after cremation
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Derived Formscinerary (ˈsɪnərərɪ), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin, from cinerārius relating to ashes; see cineraria
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