An example of a cemetery is a grassy area with headstones.
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.