funeral pyre

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Noun1.funeral pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral ritefuneral pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
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For him, then did the people of the Geats prepare upon the earth a funeral pile, strong, hung round with helmets, with war boards and bright byrnies as he had requested.
They wanted to burn the condemned, and his house was to serve as a funeral pile.
And on the twelfth day, as he was lying on the funeral pile, he returned to life and told them what he had seen in the other world.