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Ossuary definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OS'SUARY, n. [L. ossuarium.] A charnel house; a place where the bones of the dead are deposited.
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, n. A kiln for dying hops or malt.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any receptacle for the burial of human bones

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -aries) Etymology: Late Latin ossuarium, from Latin, neuter of ossuarius of bones, from Old Latin ossua, plural of oss-, os Date: 1658 a depository for the bones of the dead

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a receptacle for the bones of the dead; a charnel-house; a bone-urn. 2 a cave in which ancient bones are found. Etymology: LL ossuarium irreg. f. os ossis bone

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ossuary Os"su*a*ry, n.; pl. -ries. [L. ossuarium, fr. ossuarius of or bones, fr. os, ossis, bone: cf. F. ossuaire.] A place where the bones of the dead are deposited; a charnel house. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Charnel-house.

Moby Thesaurus

barrow, beehive tomb, bone house, bone pot, box grave, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cinerary urn, cist, cist grave, cromlech, crypt, deep six, dokhma, dolmen, funeral urn, grave, house of death, last home, long home, low green tent, low house, mastaba, mausoleum, monstrance, mummy chamber, narrow house, ossuarium, passage grave, pit, pyramid, reliquary, resting place, sepulcher, shaft grave, shrine, stupa, tomb, tope, tower of silence, tumulus, urn, vault



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