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noun 
  1. A funeral pile; a combustible heap on which the dead are burned; hence, any pile to be burnt.
Quotations
  • For nine long nights, through all the dusky air, The pyres thick flaming shot a dismal glare. - Homer Iliad, p. 31
Etymology: Latin pyra "pyre, funeral pile," from Greek (polytonic, á) "fire"


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