- a ceremony to honour of a deceased person
- No one likes to go to funerals.
- Dutch: begrafenis
- French: funérailles pl, obsèques pl
- German: Beerdigung , Begrí¤bnis
- Italian: funerale
- Spanish: funeral , entierro
- being related to a ceremony in honor of a deceased person
Etymology: 1437, from M.Fr. funérailles (pl.) "funeral rites," from M.L. funeralia "funeral rites," originally neut. pl. of L.L. funeralis "having to do with a funeral," from L. funus (gen. funeris) "funeral, death, corpse," origin unknown, perhaps ult. from PIE base
- French: funéraire
- German: Beisetzung
- Italian: funebre m/f, funerario , funereo , mortuario
- Spanish: funeral
- dheu- "to die." Singular and plural used interchangeably in Eng. until c.1700. The adj. funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of M.Fr. funerail, from L. funereus, from funus.
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