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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

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From Middle English cimiterie, from Old French cimitiere, from Medieval Latin cimitērium, from Late Latin coemētērium, from Ancient Greek κοιμητήριον (koimētḗrion), from κοιμάω (koimáō, I put to sleep); compare cœmeterium.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.mə.ˌtɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.mə.ˌtɛ.ɹi/
  • (AAVE) IPA(key): [ˈsɪ.mə.ˌtɛ.ɪ]
  • (file)

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cemetery (plural cemeteries)

  1. A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 2, chapter 2
      The plain around was interspersed with cemeteries, Turk, Greek, and Armenian, with their growth of cypress trees; []

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