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See also: coemeterium



An unadapted adoption of the Latin coemētērium. Doublet of cemetery.


cœmeterium (plural cœmeteria)

  1. 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[1], volume 3, Encyclopedia Press, page 418:
      After the rediscovery and opening of the other cœmeteria, the name belonging to this one cœmeterium was applied to all.