cinerary urn

   A lidded vessel intended as the container for the ashes of someone who has died, especially one whose body has been cremated (incinerated).

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  • cinerary urn — [ sɪnərəri] noun an urn for holding a person s ashes after cremation. Origin C18: cinerary from L. cinerarius of ashes …   English new terms dictionary

  • cinerary urn — A receptacle for the ashes from a cremation …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Urn — For other uses, see Urn (disambiguation). Maya funerary urn …   Wikipedia

  • urn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vase, vessel, pot, amphora, jardiniere; samovar; cinerary urn, canopic urn. See receptacle, interment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. vessel, jar, amphora, pot, container, cinerary urn, funerary urn. III… …   English dictionary for students

  • cinerary — adj. of ashes. Phrases and idioms: cinerary urn an urn for holding the ashes after cremation. Etymology: L cinerarius: see CINERARIA …   Useful english dictionary

  • urn — Synonyms and related words: adobe, biscuit, bisque, bone pot, bowl, brick, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, cinerary urn, crock, crockery, enamelware, firebrick, funeral urn, glass, jug, ossuary, porcelain, pot, pottery, refractory, tile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • urn — n 1. vase, bowl, crock, amphora, vessel, pot; ewer, cruse, bottle, pitcher, jug, decanter, flask, jar; funeral urn, cinerarium, ossuary, cinerary urn, bone pot. 2. samovar, teapot, coffeepot, coffee maker, percolator …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cinerary — /sin euh rer ee/, adj. holding or intended for ashes, esp. the ashes of cremated bodies: a cinerary urn. [1740 50; < NL cinerarius; see CINERARIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • CANOPIC URN (CANOPO) —    A distinctive anthropomorphic cinerary urn characteristic of the region of Chiusi, particularly in the seventh and sixth centuries BC …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • hut urn — noun : a prehistoric cinerary urn shaped like a round hut with a conical roof and found especially in southern Italy …   Useful english dictionary

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