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Etymology

1437, from Middle French funérailles (funeral rites) pl., from Mediaeval Latin funeralia (funeral rites), originally neut. pl. of Late Latin funeralis (having to do with a funeral), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] funeris, genitive of funus (funeral, death, corpse), origin unknown, perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dheu- (to die). Singular and plural used interchangeably in English until c. 1700. The adjective funereal is first attested 1725, by influence of Middle French funerail, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] funereus, from funus.

Adjective

funeral (not comparable)

Positive
funeral

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Being related to a ceremony in honor of a deceased person.

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Noun

Singular
funeral

Plural
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funeral ({{{1}}})
  1. A ceremony to honour of a deceased person.
    No one likes to go to funerals.

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Spanish

Noun

funeral m. (plural funerales)

Singular
funeral m.

Plural
funerales m.

  1. funeral

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