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Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- ‎(to die).

PIE root



fūnus n ‎(genitive fūneris); third declension

  1. funeral, death


Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūnus fūnera
genitive fūneris fūnerum
dative fūnerī fūneribus
accusative fūnus fūnera
ablative fūnere fūneribus
vocative fūnus fūnera

Derived terms[edit]


  • funus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • funus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be interred (at the expense of the state, at one's own cost): funere efferri or simply efferri (publice; publico, suo sumptu)
    • to carry out the funeral obsequies: funus alicui facere, ducere (Cluent. 9. 28)
    • to attend a person's funeral: funus alicuius exsequi
    • to attend a person's funeral: exsequias alicuius funeris prosequi
    • to celebrate the obsequies: funus or exsequias celebrare