- 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
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.