- the act of burying; esp., the burying of a dead body; interment
- a grave or tomb
- the contents of a grave or tomb
Origin of burialMiddle English biriel, false singular of berieles ; from Old English byrgels, tomb ; from byrgan, bury
of or connected with burial
The act or process of burying.
Origin of burialMiddle English buriel, back-formation from buriels (taken as pl.), from Old English byrgels; see bhergh-1 in Indo-European roots.
cerement the cloth or clothing in which the dead are wrapped for burial or other form of funeral. columbarium a vault where the remains of cremated bodies are kept, usually in one of a number of recesses in a wall. exequy 1. a funeral procession or cortege. 2. funeral rites or ceremony. hydriotaphia a burial in an urn. necropolis a cemetery, especially one attached to an ancient city. obsequies a funeral or funeral ceremony. Sometimes obsequy. sepelition Obsolete, burial or interment. sindology the study of funeral shrouds. taphephobia, taphiphobia, taphophobia an abnormal fear of being buried alive. taphophilia a love for funerals.
Old English byrgels, from byrgan "to bury" + -els