What does charnel mean?

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ˈtʃɑr nlchar·nel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charnel house, charnel(adj)

    a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited

  2. charnel, ghastly, sepulchral(adj)

    gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

    "a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones"; "ghastly shrieks"; "the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs"

Wiktionary

  1. charnel(Noun)

    A chapel attached to a mortuary.

    Etymology: From charnel < carnale < carnalis, or possibly an alteration of charner < carnarium.

  2. charnel(Noun)

    A repository for dead bodies.

    Etymology: From charnel < carnale < carnalis, or possibly an alteration of charner < carnarium.

  3. charnel(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a charnel, deathlike, sepulchral.

    Etymology: From charnel < carnale < carnalis, or possibly an alteration of charner < carnarium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charnel(adj)

    containing the bodies of the dead

    Etymology: [F. charnel carnal, fleshly, fr. L. carnalis. See Carnal.]

  2. Charnel(noun)

    a charnel house; a grave; a cemetery

    Etymology: [F. charnel carnal, fleshly, fr. L. carnalis. See Carnal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Charnel

    chär′nel, adj. of, or pertaining to, a charnel or burial-place, as in 'charnel-vault,' &c.: sepulchral, death-like.—n. Char′nel-house, a place where the bones of the dead are deposited. [O. Fr. charnel—Low L. carnāle—L. carnalis, caro, carnis, flesh.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of charnel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of charnel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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