charnel

[chahr-nl]
noun
1.
a repository for dead bodies.
adjective
2.
of, like, or fit for a charnel; deathlike; sepulchral.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin carnāle, noun and adj. use of neuter of carnālis carnal

channel, Chanel, charnel.
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charnel (ˈtʃɑːnəl)
 
n
1.  short for charnel house
 
adj
2.  ghastly; sepulchral; deathly
 
[C14: from Old French: burial place, from Latin carnālis fleshly, carnal]

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charnel
late 14c., from L.L. carnale "graveyard," neut. of L.L. carnalis (see carnal). Glossed in O.E. as flæschus "flesh-house." Charnel house is attested from 1550s.
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