pyre
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpaɪɚ/
Noun

pyre (plural pyres)

  1. A funeral pile; a combustible heap on which corpses are burned.
    • For nine long nights, through all the dusky air, The pyres thick flaming shot a dismal glare. - Homer Iliad, p. 31
  2. Any heap or pile of combustibles.
Related terms
  • pyrée
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