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funerary

[fyoo-nuh-rer-ee]
adjective
  1. of or relating to a funeral or burial: a funerary urn.
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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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Historical Examples of funerary

  • In these remarks I have been referring only to funerary portrait statues.

    The Evolution of the Dragon

    G. Elliot Smith

  • The funerary canopy of Queen Isi-em-Kheb is also a thing by itself.

  • Well, mummy-chamber, and funerary chapel are all constructed, not dug.

  • The amount of spirituality in their belief is shown by their funerary practices.

  • Extravagance in funerary rites, often ruinous to the family, may sometimes be checked by considerations of economy or convenience.


British Dictionary definitions for funerary

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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