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noun , plural columbaria or columbariums
  1. a dovecote; one of the pigeonholes in a dovecote
  2. a large, sometimes architecturally impressive building for housing a large colony of pigeons, particularly those of ancien regime France.
  3. (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
Translations: 
  • German: Urnenhalle , Kolumbarium , Columbarium
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Etymology: from columba, dove


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