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"pyre" in British English

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pyrenoun [C]

uk   /paɪər/  us   /paɪr/
a ​largepile of ​wood on which a ​deadbody is ​burned in some ​parts of the ​world: A ​traditionalHinducustom used to ​involvewidowsburning themselves ​alive on ​theirhusbands' funeral pyres.
(Definition of pyre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pyre" in American English

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pyrenoun [C]

 us   /pɑɪər/
a ​largepile of ​wood on which a ​deadbody is ​burned in some ​types of ​funerals
(Definition of pyre from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pyre”
in Spanish pira…
in Vietnamese giàn thiêu…
in Malaysian unggun…
in Thai กองฟืน…
in French bûcher funéraire…
in German der Scheiterhaufen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火葬堆…
in Turkish ölü/ceset yakma töreninde kullanılan odun yığını…
in Russian погребальный костер…
in Indonesian api unggun…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火葬堆…
in Polish stos…
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