- to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
- Obsolete. to put into the earth.
Origin of inter
1275–1325; Middle English enteren < Middle French enterrer, probably < Vulgar Latin *interrāre, derivative of terra earth; see in-2
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- (tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
Word Origin for inter
C14: from Old French enterrer, from Latin in- ² + terra earth
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