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Meaning of PYRE

Pronunciation:  'pIur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
 

PYRE is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: funeral pyre
 
 See Also: cumulus, heap, mound, pile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pyre\, n. [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.

      For nine long nights, through all the dusky air, The
      pyres thick flaming shot a dismal glare. --Pope.

 

 

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