- to be someone's problem, worry, etc. and not another's
Other Word Forms of Funeral
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Funeral
- be someone's funeral
Origin of Funeral
1437, from Middle French funerailles (“funeral rites”) plural, from Medieval Latin funeralia (“funeral rites”), originally neuter plural of Late Latin funeralis (“having to do with a funeral”), from Latin funere, ablative of funus (“funeral, death, corpse”), origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to die”). Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until circa 1700. The adjective funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of Middle French funerail, from Latin funereus, from funus.
Middle English funerelles funeral rites from Old French funerailles from Medieval Latin fūnerālia neuter pl. of fūnerālis funereal from Late Latin from Latin fūnus fūner- death rites dheuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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