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bur•i•al(ˈbɛr i əl)
2. funeral rites or ceremony.
Davy Jones’s locker A watery grave; the bottom of the ocean, especially as the grave of those who die at sea. In nautical slang, Davy Jones is the spirit of the sea, the sailor’s devil. Of the many conjectures as to the derivation of this expression, the most plausible include theories such as: Jones is a corruption of Jonah; Davy is derived from duppy a ghost or spirit among West Indian Negroes; and locker is a seaman’s chest. While the phrase Davy Jones’s locker has been in use only since 1803, the term Davy Jones dates from 1751.
God’s acre A churchyard, a cemetery. Although Longfellow called this phrase “an ancient Saxon phrase,” others claim that it is a more modern borrowing from the German Gottesacker.
The Greeks call their Church-yards dormitories, sleeping-places. The Germans call them Godsacre. (John Trapp, Annotations upon the Old and New Testament, 1646)
According to OED citations, the phrase has been in print since the early 17th century.
hic jacet A tombstone or gravemarker; specifically, the inscription on such a tablet, from the Latin hic jacet ‘here lies,’ a common introduction to a gravestone epitaph.
Among the knightly brasses of the graves,
And by the cold Hic Jacets of the dead.
(Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien, 1859)
marble orchard A graveyard or necropolis; also, bone orchard. This American slang expression is clearly derived from the multitudinous stone tablets in cemeteries.
A couple more punches and it would have been the marble orchard for him. (B. Broadfoot, Ten Lost Years, 1973)
put to bed with a shovel See DRUNKENNESS.
|Noun||1.||burial - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave|
funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
|2.||burial - concealing something under the ground|
I like the idea of burial at sea → me gusta la idea de que mi cadáver sea arrojado al mar