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n. pl. cin·e·rar·i·a (-ē-ə)
A place for keeping the ashes of a cremated body.

[Latin cinerārium, from neuter of cinerārius, of ashes, from cinis, ciner-, ashes.]

cin′er·ar′y (sĭn′ə-rĕr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.cinerary - containing or used for ashes of the cremated dead; "a cinerary urn"


[ˈsɪnərərɪ] ADJcinerario


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Contract notice:public service concession for the creation and management of the crematorium and the cinerary site
Little did I know that with cremation would come the columbaria-vaulted structures where cinerary urns are kept.
store the cinerary casket collectively in a Buddhist temple, or in a public cemetery called Lou Ze Yuan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or just keep it at home; 3.
Last October, Christie's London saw an Etruscan alabaster cinerary urn from the 1st century BC soar above its estimate of 20,000 [pounds sterling]-30,000 [pounds sterling] to achieve 92,500 [pounds sterling]; in June, $125,000 was realised at Sotheby's New York for an Etruscan head (Fig.
The forms of the pottery--the sarcophagus, the cinerary urn, the figural, monumental and crouch jars--represent different symbolic responses to this transition, whether the radical reduction of the body to ashes by cremation or its gradual corruption to bone and dust.
They are cinerary jars, contemporary versions of the urns used to store cremated remains.
The exhibition explores the containment of the human body after death, featuring cinerary jars and life size sarcophagi.