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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.]
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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]
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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]
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ossuary- From Latin os, "bone," it is any receptacle—urn, vault, etc.—for the bones of the dead.
See also related terms for vault.
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a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead. See also death.See also: Bones
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|Noun||1.||ossuary - any receptacle for the burial of human bones|
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
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ossuary[ˈɒsjʊərɪ] N → osario m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Ossarium nt; (= building also) → Beinhaus nt
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