burial








noun

  1. the act or ceremony of burying.
  2. the place of burying; grave.

noun

  1. the act of burying, esp the interment of a dead body
n.

“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 bury). 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 -al (2) forming nouns of action from verbs (survival, approval, etc.).

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