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An urn for holding a person's ashes after cremation, especially as used by Classical and prehistoric cultures.
- ‘Urn burial is an ancient Graeco-Roman practice, and to this day, the ashes of the dead are often preserved in cinerary urns.’
- ‘Four cinerary urns, now held in the Exeter Museum, were uncovered.’
- ‘Some of the additional bone recovered from the cinerary urn had previously been identified as cremated or burned animal remains.’
Mid 18th century: cinerary from Latin cinerarius of ashes.
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