Definition of Cinerary

1. Adjective. Containing or used for ashes of the cremated dead. "A cinerary urn"

Partainyms: Cinerarium



Definition of Cinerary

1. a. Pertaining to ashes; containing ashes.

Definition of Cinerary

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or containing ashes, especially those of a cremated person. ¹

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Definition of Cinerary

1. used for cremated ashes [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinerary

cinephilias
cinephilic
cinephotomicrography
cineplastic amputation
cineplastics
cineplex
cineplexes
cineraceous
cineradiograph
cineradiographical
cineradiographs
cineradiography
cineraria
cinerarias
cinerarium
cinerary (current term)
cineration
cinerator
cinerea
cinereal
cinereas
cinereous
cinereous tinamou
cinereous tinamous
cinereous vulture
cinereous vultures
cinerescent
cinerin
cinerins
cinerite

Literary usage of Cinerary

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1. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1882)
"The largo cinerary urn now exhibited (see woodcut) was found on the 2nd January 1882, in the course of ploughing a gravel mound, in a field cinerary Urn ..."

2. Grave-mounds and Their Contents: A Manual of Archaeology, as Exemplified in by Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt (1870)
"cinerary urns are, therefore, almost the only known productions of the Saxon potteries, ... The shapes of the cinerary urns are somewhat peculiar, ..."

3. Annals of Duddingston and Portobello by William Baird (1898)
"They all contained burnt bones and ashes, and are therefore cinerary urns, ... They are the usual form of the cinerary urns of the Bronze ageā€”the lower part ..."

4. Archaeologia Cambrensis by Cambrian Archaeological Association, Donald Moore, Thomas Rowland Powel (1902)
"cinerary urn from Cold Kirby (W. Greenwell's British Barrows, No. ... cinerary urn from Magdalen Bridge, Midlothian (Scotland in Pagan Times, p. 35). ..."

5. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1890)
"While workmen were removing a round tumulus by digging therefrom, metal for road-making they came upon six cinerary urns, arranged in a straight line. ..."

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