363. Interment.

363. Interment.NOUN. interment, burial, sepulture; inhumation; obsequies, exequies; funeral, wake, pyre, funeral pile; cremation.

funeral, funeral rite, funeral solemnity; kneel, passing bell, tolling; dirge &c. (lamentation) 839; cypress; obit, 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; lychgate or lichgate, lichowl, lichwake, lichway; 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 [Lat.]; hatchment, stone; obelisk, pyramid.

exhumation, disinterment; necropsy, autopsy, post mortem examination [Lat.]; zoothapsis.

VERB. inter, bury; lay in the grave, consign to the grave, lay in the tomb, entomb, in tomb; inhume; lay out, perform a funeral, embalm, mummify; toll the knell; put to bed with a shovel; inurn.

exhume, disinter, unearth.

ADJ. burried &c. v.; burial, funereal, funebrial; mortuary, sepulchral, cinerary; elegiac; necroscopic.

ADV. in memoriam; post obit, post mortem [Lat.]; beneath the sod.

PHR. Hic jacet [Lat.] {“Here lies” }.

Ci-gît [Fr.] {“Here lies” }.

Ci-gît ma femme: ah! qu’elle est bien / Pour son repos et pour le mien. [Fr.] {Du Lorens—Epitaph. “Here lies my wife: there let her lie / She’s in peace, and so am I.” }.

Ci-gît Piron, qui ne fût rien / Pas même Academicien. [Fr.] {Alexis Piron—Epitaph. “Here lies Piron, who was nothing, not even a member of the Academy..” (Witty epitaph composed by himself, and cited by Voltaire, in “La Vanite” ). }.

Honueur fleurit sur la fosse. [Fr.] {Proverb“Honour blossoms on the grave.” }.

Requiescat in pace or R.I.P. [Lat.] {(Let him) Rest In Peace.” (Inscription on tombstones). }.

“The lone couch of his everlasting sleep.” {Percy Bysshe Shelley—Alastor. L. 57.}.

“Without a grave-unknell’d, uncoffin’d, and unknown.” {George Gordon Byron—Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto IV. St. CLXXIX.}.

“Down to the dust! and, as thou rott’st away, / Even worms shall perish on thy poisonous clay.” {George Gordon Byron—A Sketch.}.

“Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection.” {Book of Common Prayer—Burial of the Dead.}.

“For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” {Holy Bible—Genesis. III. 19.}.

“—but one day end it must / In the dark union of insensate dust.” {George Gordon Byron—A Fragment (73). Campagne Diodati, near Geneva, July, 1816.}.

“The deep, cold shadow, of the tomb.” {Moore—Lalla Rookh. The Fire Worshippers.}.

Esa es buena y honrada que es muerta y sepultada. [Sp.] {Proverb“She is good and honoured who is dead and buried.” }.

No me llames bien hadada hasta que me veas enterrada. [Sp.] {Proverb“Call me not fortunate till you see me buried.” }.

Wer im grabe liegt, dem ist wohl gebettet. [Ger.] {Proverb“He who lies in the grave, is well lodged (bedded).” }.

Compesce clamorem, ac sepulcri / Mitte supervacuos honores. [Lat.] {Horace—Odes. Bk. II. 20. “Cease wailing, and dispense with the superfluous honours of the tomb.” }.

Curatio funeris, conditio sepulturæ, pompæ exequiarum, magis sunt vivorum solatia, quam subsidia mortuorum. [Lat.] {Augustus“The management of funerals, the pomp and circumstance of burial, are rather devised for the consolation of the living, than for any actual relief to the dead.” }.


He died! his death made no great stir on earth:
      His burial made some pomp; there was profusion
Of velvet—gilding—brass—and no great dearth
      Of aught but tears—save those shed by collusion:
For these things may be bought at their true worth;
      Of elegy there was the due infusion—
Bought also; and the torches, cloaks and banners,
Heralds, and relics of old Gothic manners,


Formed a sepulchral melodrame. Of all
      The fools who flock’d to swell or see the show,
Who cared about the corpse? The funeral
      Made the attraction, and the black the woe,
There throbb’d not there a thought which pierc’d the pall;
      And when the gorgeous coffin was laid low,
It seemed the mockery of hell to fold
The rottenness of eighty years in gold.

{George Gordon Byron—The Vision of Judgement.}.

Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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