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  1. holding or intended for ashes, especially the ashes of cremated bodies: a cinerary urn.
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Origin of cinerary

1740–50; < New Latin cinerārius; see cineraria
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Historical Examples

  • "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.

  • The date of this tomb cannot precede the Antonine era, as there are no cinerary urns in it.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn

  • 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.