funerary funerary  /ˈfju nə ˌrɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or for or relating to a funeral

Usage(s):

  1. The funerary tower is part of the ancient burial practice of Zoroastrianism, the world's oldest monotheistic religion.
  2. Yet the culture whose pyramids, mummies and dazzling burial chambers set the ancient standards for funerary grandeur appears to have forgotten Nefertiti.
  3. The mounting death toll from suicide bombings and roadside explosions led to a boom in the funerary industry coffin makers, grave diggers, caterers.

News

  • Design for the Afterlife

    SEATTLE -- The topics of loss and grieving, and the objects associated with them, are not often associated with high design. With The Final Turn, a funerary urn designed by internationally-recognized architect ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The lid of the wooden casket had excellent and well-preserved decorations ...... and the mummy's linen wrappings and the funerary drawings are still in their original condition," Hawass said.
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Zahi Hawass Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Funerary texts often included a phrase like this to ensure that the memory of the deceased and the spirit of the individual would continue to live in perpetuity in the afterlife," Norman told the Weekly.
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: John Norman Source: Al-Ahram Weekly

  3. "We have in this hall, for example, a Greek funerary stele next to a Roman sarcophagus. At the Louvre, one would be found in the Roman department and the other in the Greek section," Genevieve Bresc said, a Louvre curator.
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Genevieve Source: ABC Online

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