- Obs. a cemetery
- a building or place where corpses or bones are depositedin full charnel house
Origin of charnelOld French from Late Latin carnale, graveyard; neuter of Ecclesiastical Late Latin carnalis, carnal
of, like, or fit for a charnel
A repository for the bones or bodies of the dead; a charnel house.
Resembling, suggesting, or suitable for receiving the dead.
Origin of charnelMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin carnāle from neuter of Latin carnālis of the flesh from carō carn- flesh ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more charnel, superlative most charnel)