- Word Combinations (noun), Word History
|part of speech:
||a burial ground, esp. one that is not connected to a church; graveyard.
He won't be buried in the town cemetery but in a military cemetery.Few people visit the graves in this old cemetery nowadays.
- burial ground, graveyard
- similar words:
- catacombs, charnel, necropolis, potter's field
comes from koimeterion
, a Greek word for "sleeping room." The Greek noun comes from the verb koiman
, which means "to put to sleep."