One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bury.‘no hand his bones shall gather or inhume’
inter, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entombbury, inter, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb, earth upView synonyms
- ‘Birth and death, however, collide in a remarkable way in a number of tombs in the Greek world in which a woman is found inhumed or cremated together with a fetus or neonate.’
- ‘It is known that over 5,000 Sarmatians from this area came to Britain after the Marcomannic wars in AD 175; but it is unlikely that the people at Brougham were Sarmatians, as the latter inhumed their dead.’
- ‘It was the living that inhumed the dead, after all.’
Early 17th century: from Latin inhumare, from in- ‘into’ + humus ‘ground’.
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