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pyre

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

pyren. [L. pure, Gr. , fr. fire. See Fire.].
     A funeral pile; a combustible heap on which the dead are burned; hence, any pile to be burnt.  [1913 Webster]
    "For nine long nights, through all the dusky air,
    The pyres thick flaming shot a dismal glare.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

pyre, n. a heap of combustible material esp. a funeral pile for burning a corpse.

Etymology
L pyra f. Gk pura f. pur fire

THESAURUS

pyre

backfire, balefire, beacon, beacon fire, blaze, bonfire, burning, burning ghat, campfire, cheerful fire, combustion, conflagration, corposant, cozy fire, crackling fire, cremation, crematory, death fire, fen fire, fire, flame, flashing point, flicker, flickering flame, forest fire, fox fire, funeral pile, funeral pyre, ignis fatuus, ignition, incineration, ingle, lambent flame, marshfire, open fire, prairie fire, raging fire, reduction to ashes, sea of flames, sheet of fire, signal beacon, smudge fire, three-alarm fire, two-alarm fire, watch fire, wildfire, witch fire

ROGET THESAURUS

pyre

Interment

N interment, burial, sepulture, inhumation, obsequies, exequies, funeral, wake, pyre, funeral pile, cremation, funeral, funeral rite, funeral solemnity, kneel, passing bell, tolling, dirge, 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, sexton, gravedigger, monument, cenotaph, shrine, grave stone, head stone, tomb stone, memento mori, hatchment, stone, obelisk, pyramid, exhumation, disinterment, necropsy, autopsy, post mortem examination, zoothapsis, burried, burial, funereal, funebrial, mortuary, sepulchral, cinerary, elegiac, necroscopic, in memoriam, post obit, post mortem, beneath the sod, hic jacet, ci-git, RIP, requiescat in pace, the lone couch of his everlasting sleep, without a grave- unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown, in the dark union of insensate dust, the deep cold shadow of the tomb, Special Vitality.


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