of or relating to a funeral or burial: a funerary urn.

Nearby words

  1. funeral home,
  2. funeral parlor,
  3. funeral parlour,
  4. funeral pie,
  5. funeralize,
  6. funereal,
  7. funereally,
  8. funest,
  9. funfair,
  10. funfest

Origin of funerary

First recorded in 1685–95, funerary is from the Late Latin word fūnerārius of, relating to a funeral. See funeral, -ary

Can be confusedfuneral funereal funerary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for funerary



of, relating to, or for a funeral
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Word Origin and History for funerary



1690s, from Late Latin funerarius, from funer-, root of funus (see funeral (n.)).

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