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Definition: to bury, to put into the ground

Pronunciation: in-HUME


Dated back to the 1600’s, the verb inhume stems from the Latin inhumare’ literally meaning to put into the ground, as the Latin noun humus means earth or soil.

Why this word?

This is more of a poetic term rather than a suggestion to replace the verb to bury, as I really don’t think that using un-used words is a great idea when actual burial is in discussion… I do find this replacement great whenever it is used in a metaphorical way as it adds an extra layer to your saying.

Another feature here that I find absolutely great is the learning of the Latin word for earth, humus. As an Israeli, I very much agree that humus is the very basics to the world we live in (even if only culinary speaking!).

How to use the word inhume in a sentence?

“You need to take this experience, learn whatever you can from it, and inhume it in your past- where it belongs”.

“I wish I could inhume all these feelings and move forward”.

“I decided to live my life to the fullest and inhumed all the related meditations”.


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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.


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