Archaic. to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth, especially a corpse.
Obsolete. to wax.
Historical Examples

a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak in such birds as the parrot
(transitive) to wrap (a corpse) in a cerecloth

late 15c., from French cire “wax” (12c.), from Latin cera “wax, wax seal, wax writing tablet,” related to Greek keros “beeswax,” of unknown origin.


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