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cem·e·ter·y

cemetery

 
 
pronunciation:
se m te ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: cemeteries
definition: a place where the dead are buried; graveyard.
Few people visit the graves in this old cemetery nowadays.
 
synonyms:
graveyard
derivation: cemeterial (adj.)
Word History
Cemetery comes from koimeterion, a Greek word for "sleeping room." The Greek noun comes from the verb koiman, which means "to put to sleep."