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os·su·ar·y

 (ŏsh′o͞o-ĕr′ē, ŏs′yo͞o-)
n. pl. os·su·ar·ies
A container or receptacle, such as an urn or a vault, for holding the bones of the dead.

[Late Latin ossuārium, from neuter of Latin ossuārius, of bones, from os, oss-, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

ossuary

(ˈɒsjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
(Archaeology) any container for the burial of human bones, such as an urn or vault
[C17: from Late Latin ossuārium, from Latin os bone]

os•su•ar•y

(ˈɒʃ uˌɛr i, ˈɒs yu-)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
a place for the bones of the dead.
[1650–60; < Latin ossuārium, derivative of ossu(a) bones]

ossuary

- From Latin os, "bone," it is any receptacle—urn, vault, etc.—for the bones of the dead.
See also related terms for vault.

ossuarium, ossuary

a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead. See also death.
See also: Bones
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ossuary - any receptacle for the burial of human bonesossuary - any receptacle for the burial of human bones
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in

ossuary

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
Translations
Ossuarium

ossuary

[ˈɒsjʊərɪ] Nosario m

ossuary

nOssarium nt; (= building also)Beinhaus nt
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