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Chris -- 2011-03-08
I came across an internet at for “columnbariums,” memorials or mausoleums designed with columns. The term “columbarium” starts out as “dove cote” but becomes a niche for storing funerary ashes. I suspect as these grandiose displays became popular in cemetaries and at mortuaries, the use of columns as a design element led to the adaptation and respelling of columbarium.
This seems to be closely related to jupiter9’s “column burial,” posted here: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=2235