Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pyre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pyre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a pyre.

Etymologies

pyre +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whether unto eight or ten bodies of men to add one of a woman, as being more inflammable and unctuously constituted for the better pyral combustion, were any rational practice; or whether the complaint of

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • They burnt not children before their teeth appeared, as apprehending their bodies too tender a morsel for fire, and that their gristly bones would scarce leave separable relicks after the pyral combustion.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • Whether unto eight or ten bodies of men to add one of a woman, as being more inflammable and unctuously constituted for the better pyral combustion, were any rational practice; or whether the complaint of Periander's wife be tolerable, that wanting her funeral burning, she suffered intolerable cold in hell, according to the constitution of the infernal house of Pluto, wherein cold makes a great part of their tortures; it cannot pass without some question.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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