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ossuary

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Bones in an ossuary in the Czech Republic

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin ossuārium (charnel house), from ossuārius (of or for bones), from compound of Latin os (bone) + adjectival suffix -ārius (of, related to).

NounEdit

ossuary (plural ossuaries)

  1. A container, receptacle, or building, such as an urn or vault, for holding the bones of the dead.

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