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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


crants (Shakesp.) the garland carried before the bier of a maiden and hung over her grave.
exequial of or pertaining to funerals.
exequy funeral rites.
funebral of or pertaining to a funeral.
funebrial of or pertaining to a funeral.
funeral a ceremony held for a dead person.
funerary pertaining to or suiting a funeral.
gumphion (Scots) a kind of banner formerly carried in a funeral procession.
inferiae (Lat.) offerings to the spirits of the dead.
kurdaitcha (Aborig.) in certain Central Australian aboriginal tribes, a man with the mission of avenging the death of a tribesman.
latewake an erroneous form of lykewake, a watch over a corpse.
lichwake a watch over a corpse.
likewake a watch over a corpse.
likewalk a watch over a corpse.
lykewake a watch over a corpse.
lykewalk a watch over a corpse.
obsequial (Shakesp.) relating to obsequies, funerals.
obsequie (Milton) a funeral rite.
obsequy a funeral rite.
sati (Sanskrit) the act of a Hindu widow willingly being cremated on the funeral pyre of her husband.
seppuku (Japanese) a form of ritual suicide by cutting open the stomach.
suttee (Sanksrit) the act of a Hindu widow willingly being cremated on the funeral pyre of her husband.
sutteeism the Indian practice of self-immolation of widows.
tangi (Maori) a ceremony of mourning.