pyre

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pyra (pyre, funeral pile), from Ancient Greek πυρά (purá), from πῦρ (pûr, fire), from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥.

Doublet of fire.

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pyre (plural pyres)

  1. A funeral pile; a combustible heap on which corpses are burned.
    • For nine long nights, through all the dusky air, The pyres thick flaming shot a dismal glare.—Homer Iliad, p. 31
  2. Any heap or pile of combustibles.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpyreˣ/, [ˈpyre̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -yre
  • Syllabification: py‧re

Noun[edit]

pyre

  1. Alternative form of pyree

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pyre (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative pyre pyreet
genitive pyreen pyreiden
pyreitten
partitive pyrettä pyreitä
illative pyreeseen pyreisiin
pyreihin
singular plural
nominative pyre pyreet
accusative nom. pyre pyreet
gen. pyreen
genitive pyreen pyreiden
pyreitten
partitive pyrettä pyreitä
inessive pyreessä pyreissä
elative pyreestä pyreistä
illative pyreeseen pyreisiin
pyreihin
adessive pyreellä pyreillä
ablative pyreeltä pyreiltä
allative pyreelle pyreille
essive pyreenä pyreinä
translative pyreeksi pyreiksi
instructive pyrein
abessive pyreettä pyreittä
comitative pyreineen
Possessive forms of pyre (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person pyreeni pyreemme
2nd person pyreesi pyreenne
3rd person pyreensä