funerary

[ fyoo-nuh-rer-ee ]
/ ˈfyu nəˌrɛr i /
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adjective

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

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British Dictionary definitions for funerary

funerary

/ (ˈfjuːnərərɪ) /

adjective

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

funerary

adj.

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

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