funerary

[fyoo-nuh-rer-ee]

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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funerary

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or for a funeral
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Word Origin and History for funerary
adj.

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

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