- the act or ceremony of .
- the place of ; grave.
- the act of burying, esp the interment of a dead body
“act of burying,” late 13c.; earlier “tomb” (c.1200), false singular from Old English byrgels “tomb,” from byrgan “to bury” + suffix -els; a compound also found in Old Saxon burgisli, suggesting a Proto-Germanic *burgisli-, from PIE *bhergh- “to hide, protect” (see ). The Germanic suffix *-isli- (also in Old English hydels “hiding place,” fætels “bag”) became obsolete and was felt as a plural of the Latin-derived suffix (2) forming nouns of action from verbs (survival, approval, etc.).