Etymology
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pyre (n.)

"pile or heap of wood or other combustible materials for burning a dead body," 1650s, from Latin pyra and directly from Greek pyra (Ionic pyrē) "funeral pyre; altar for sacrifice; watch-fire; hearth; any place where fire is kindled," from pyr "fire" (from PIE root *paewr- "fire," source also of fire (n.)). Related: Pyral.

updated on February 18, 2021

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Definitions of pyre from WordNet

pyre (n.)
wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite;
Synonyms: funeral pyre
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