funeral

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1437, from Middle French funerailles (funeral rites) pl, from Medieval Latin funeralia (funeral rites), originally neuter plural of Late Latin funeralis (having to do with a funeral), from Latin funere, ablative of funus (funeral, death, corpse), origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (to die). Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until circa 1700. The adjective funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus, from funus.

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A funeral procession in Peru

funeral (not comparable)

  1. Related to a ceremony in honor of a deceased person.

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Noun[edit]

funeral (plural funerals)

  1. A ceremony to honour and remember a deceased person.
    No one likes to go to funerals.
  2. (dated, chiefly in the plural) A funeral sermon.
    • South
      Mr. Giles Lawrence preached his funerals.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

funeral m (plural funerais)

  1. funeral (ceremony to honour and bury a deceased person)

Adjective[edit]

funeral m, f (plural funerais; comparable)

  1. funeral (relating to or similar in style or atmosphere to a funeral)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

funeral m (plural funerales)

  1. funeral

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