Other Word Forms of Cemetery
Origin of Cemetery
Middle English cimiterie from Old French cimitiere from Medieval Latin cimitērium from Late Latin coemētērium from Greek koimētērion from koimān to put to sleep kei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English cimiterie, from Old French cimitiere, from Medieval Latin cimitērium, from Late Latin coemētērium, from Ancient Greek κοιμητήριον (koimētērion), from κοιμάω (koimaō, “I put to sleep”); compare cœmeterium.
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