ossuarium

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Noun[edit]

ossuarium (plural ossuariums or ossuaria)

  1. A charnel house; an ossuary.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Etymology[edit]

From ossuārius (of or for bones), from ossua (bones) + -ārius, alternative form of os (bone).

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Noun[edit]

ossuārium n (genitive ossuāriī); second declension

  1. A receptacle for the bones of the dead, charnel house, ossuary

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ossuārium ossuāria
genitive ossuāriī ossuāriōrum
dative ossuāriō ossuāriīs
accusative ossuārium ossuāria
ablative ossuāriō ossuāriīs
vocative ossuārium ossuāria

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Polish[edit]

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ossuarium

Noun[edit]

ossuarium n

  1. ossuary

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