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cinerarium (plural cineraria)
- A place or receptacle for depositing the ashes of cremated people.
1842, Charles Wellbeloved, Eburacum, or York under the Romans, page 100:
- They were called ossuaria, from their containing bones,—cineraria, in reference to their containing ashes,—or ollæ, pots; these had generally a narrow pointed bottom.
1881, John Henry Parker, The Via Sacra. Excavations in Rome from 1438 to 1882, page 156:
- On a great marble cinerarium (or vase for human ashes) is an inscription.
1918, William James Perry, The Megalithic Culture of Indonesia, page 42:
- After cremation the Khasi take the ashes of their dead to the clan cinerarium.
2016, Lewis H. Mates, Encyclopedia of Cremation:
- Relevant material is also covered on the containers for remains in those and in the entries on cineraria, columbaria, and urns.