III. ORGANIC MATTER
1. Vitality; vitality in general
funeral, funeral rite, funeral solemnity; kneel, passing bell, tolling; dirge (lamentation) [more]; cypress; orbit, dead march, muffled drum; mortuary, undertaker, mute; elegy; funeral, funeral oration, funeral sermon; epitaph.
graveclothes, shroud, winding sheet, cerecloth; cerement.
coffin, shell, sarcophagus, urn, pall, bier, hearse, catafalque, cinerary urn.
grave, pit, sepulcher, tomb, vault, crypt, catacomb, mausoleum, Golgotha, house of death, narrow house; cemetery, necropolis; burial place, burial ground; grave yard, church yard; God's acre; tope, cromlech, barrow, tumulus, cairn; ossuary; bone house, charnel house, dead house; morgue; lich gate; burning ghat; crematorium, crematory; dokhma, mastaba, potter's field, stupa, Tower of Silence.
monument, cenotaph, shrine; grave stone, head stone, tomb stone; memento mori; hatchment, stone.
exhumation, disinterment; necropsy, autopsy, post mortem examination; zoothapsis.
exhume, disinter, unearth.
[Phrases] hic jacet, ci-git; RIP; requiescat in pace; "the lone couch of his everlasting sleep" [Shelley]; "without a grave-unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown" [Byron]; "in the dark union of insensate dust" [Byron]; "the deep cold shadow of the tomb" [Moore].