noun , plural columbaria or columbariums
- a dovecote; one of the pigeonholes in a dovecote
- a large, sometimes architecturally impressive building for housing a large colony of pigeons, particularly those of ancien regime France.
- (context, 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
Etymology: from columba, dove
- German: Urnenhalle , Kolumbarium , Columbarium
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