Columbarium meaning

kŏləm-bĕrē
A vault with niches for urns containing the ashes of cremated bodies.
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Such a niche.
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A dovecote; one of the pigeonholes in a dovecote.
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A large, sometimes architecturally impressive building for housing a large colony of pigeons, particularly those of ancien regime France.
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(by extension) A building, a vault or some similar place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns containing cremated remains, or a niche in such a place.
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Origin of columbarium

  • Latin columbārium sepulchre for urns, dovecote from columba dove

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin columbārium.

    From Wiktionary