- 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