cœmeterium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An unadapted adoption of the Latin coemētērium; compare cemetery.

Noun[edit]

cœmeterium (plural cœmeteria)

  1. (Roman antiquities) An ancient cemetery, churchyard, or burial ground.
    • 1913, Charles George Herbermann &al. [eds.] of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Truth Committee, The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church (Encyclopedia Press), Volume 3, page #418:
      After the rediscovery and opening of the other cœmeteria, the name belonging to this one cœmeterium was applied to all.