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Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (to die).



fūnus n (genitive fūneris); third declension

  1. funeral, death


Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūnus fūnera
genitive fūneris fūnerum
dative fūnerī fūneribus
accusative fūnus fūnera
ablative fūnere fūneribus
vocative fūnus fūnera

Derived termsEdit


  • funus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • funus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “funus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • funus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be interred (at the expense of the state, at one's own cost): funere efferri or simply efferri (publice; publico, suo sumptu)
    • to carry out the funeral obsequies: funus alicui facere, ducere (Cluent. 9. 28)
    • to attend a person's funeral: funus alicuius exsequi
    • to attend a person's funeral: exsequias alicuius funeris prosequi
    • to celebrate the obsequies: funus or exsequias celebrare
  • funus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • funus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin