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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BURIAL

The burial took place at Mount Auburn on the ensuing Tuesday.

For his fight with Finn, his death and burial, see under Finn.

They were laid side by side in a long trench in the burial- ground.

There is no doubt among antiquaries that they are connected with the burial of the dead.

A family or a burial association needed a place of sepulchre.

Not a stiver in his pockets, nor as much as a sleeve-link to help pay for the burial.'

From the same root Merddin gives it the sense of burial—defossio.

He had never seen a dead man or woman and he was unfamiliar with the rites of burial.

They found it eventually, and brought it back in a cart for burial.

He assisted at the burial of his cousin, Claude Lantier the artist.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of burying," late 13c.; earlier "tomb" (c.1200), false singular from Old English byrgels "tomb," from byrgan "to bury" + suffix -els; a compound also found in Old Saxon burgisli, suggesting a Proto-Germanic *burgisli-, from PIE *bhergh- "to hide, protect" (see bury). The Germanic suffix *-isli- (also in Old English hydels "hiding place," fætels "bag") became obsolete and was felt as a plural of the Latin-derived suffix -al (2) forming nouns of action from verbs (survival, approval, etc.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BURIAL

cover-up

nounattempt to conceal embarrassing or scandalous information
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