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    commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Hello,

    There're several different words meaning "to bury a person". I'd like to ask you whether they're all interchangeable or have some differences. Below I've provided some examples to make it clearer what I'm saying:

    1) Peter the Great was committed to the ground in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg in 1725

    2) Prince Alexis, Peter's son, was inhumed in the cathedral after he was strangled in one of the cells of the Peter and Paul fortress

    3) Empress Maria was originally buried in Copenhagen, but later, in 2006, she was interred in St.Petersburg

    Do all these words/expressions mean the same or there is a difference between them?

    Thank you

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hello,

    There're several different words meaning "to bury a person". I'd like to ask you whether they're all interchangeable or have some differences. Below I've provided some examples to make it clearer what I'm saying:

    1) Peter the Great was committed to the ground in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint-Petersburg in 1725

    2) Prince Alexis, Peter's son, was inhumed in the cathedral after he was strangled in one of the cells of the Peter and Paul fortress

    3) Empress Maria was originally buried in Copenhagen, but later, in 2006, she was interred in St.Petersburg

    Do all these words/expressions mean the same or there is a difference between them?

    Thank you
    They all mean the same.

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They all mean the same.
    Are there any more synonyms for "to bury"?

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    While it's a logical opposite of "exhumed," I have never seen "inhumed" before. "Interred" would be the normal word I have seen used.

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Are there any more synonyms for "to bury"?
    Probably, if you hunt long enough. 'Bury' is the simplest. The others seem a little pretentious to me.

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    I can never hear interred without reciting in my head this limerick:

    There was a young fellow from Ryde
    Who fell down a sewer and died.
    He'd also a brother
    Who fell down another,
    And now they're interred side by side.

    Rover

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I can never hear interred without reciting in my head this limerick:
    That thought did cross my mind, but I resisted the temptation.

    I'm glad you didn't. Youngsters need to be exposed to class.

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Probably, if you hunt long enough. 'Bury' is the simplest. The others seem a little pretentious to me.
    They're euphemistic. You want to hear the funeral director say "Let us now proceed to the cemetery for final interrment" instead of "Let's go and bury him in the dirt now."

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    Re: commit to the ground/inhume/inter

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They're euphemistic. You want to hear the funeral director say "Let us now proceed to the cemetery for final interrment" instead of "Let's go and bury him in the dirt now."
    I know which I go for. But then I know that when I shuffle off this mortal coil I will just rot. I can live die with that

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