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Definition of pyre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pyre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪər//
 
Death, Religious ceremonies
 
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a large pile of wood on which a dead body is placed and burned in a funeral ceremony See related entries: Death, Religious ceremonies Word Origin mid 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek pura, from pur ‘fire’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pyre