Pyre



[pahyuh r] /paɪər/

noun
1.
a pile or heap of wood or other combustible material.
2.
such a pile for burning a dead body, especially as part of a funeral rite, as in India.
/paɪə/
noun
1.
a heap or pile of wood or other combustible material, esp one used for cremating a corpse
n.

1650s, from Latin pyra and directly from Greek pyra “funeral pyre; altar for sacrifice; any place where fire is kindled,” from pyr “fire,” cognate with Old English fyr (see fire (n.)).

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