Origin of urn
Examples from the Web for urn
The boys remains are supposedly contained in an urn in Westminster Abbey.
The Queen was reportedly in "full agreement" with the church authorities that the urn should not be opened.
Browne wrote hauntingly of the resemblance between the urn and the womb.
Urn Burial is a bedside book, a nightstand book, one that begs to be read in a wind-lashed, lightning-struck manor.
Urn Burial is full of quotations fit for long and moody contemplation.
Miss Priscilla was watching the tap of the urn run—her phrase, not ours.A Likely Story|William De Morgan
Sixtus V. had the chamber in which the urn was placed opened, but found it empty, and it has now been walled up.Old Rome|Robert Burn
Behind this urn were several soldiers, and Mich'l recognized the sharp-eyed Captain Ilgen.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
As he replaces the urn in its sacred deposit, he will feel, 'She is not dead, but sleepeth!'
He dipped the tip of his tail into an urn of chilled perfume and gently dabbed it about his nostril.The Reluctant Weapon|Howard L. Myers
British Dictionary definitions for urn
Word Origin for urn
Word Origin and History for urn
late 14c., "vase used to preserve the ashes of the dead," from Latin urna "a jar, vessel," probably from earlier *urc-na, akin to urceus "pitcher, jug," and from the same source as Greek hyrke "earthen vessel." But another theory connects it to Latin urere "to burn" (cf. bust (n.1)).