An example of a funeral is when your grandfather dies and you invite everyone to come to the church to hear speeches about him and to say goodbye.
If he doesn't meet the deadline, it's his funeral.
No one likes to go to funerals.
- to be someone's problem, worry, etc. and not another's
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of funeral
- 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
- 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.