Cemetery vs Graveyard

Cemetery vs Graveyard – they both hold the corpse of dead people in the ground. So what is the difference between the two? #cemetery #graveyard

Cemetery vs Graveyard

Cemetery vs Graveyard - they both hold the corpse of dead people in the ground. So what is the difference between the two? #cemetery #graveyard
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They Both also have grave markers and/or tombstones, etc. So what is the difference?

A graveyard is often attached or associated with a church. Often you must have an associstion with the church associated with the graveyard. They are often smaller, not as maintained and even has much older markings.

The compound word graveyard stems from the proto-Germanic “graban,” which means “to dig,” and “gardan,” which refers to an enclosed area of land

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A cemetery is often independent or business ran. They are more modern and newer with larger areas of land.

As for the etymology, the word “cemetery” stems from the Greek “koimeterion,” which means “dormitory” or “resting place.” Early Christians came to use the term to refer to a person’s final resting place (rather than in the literal sleep context).

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Death happens! We all will die! Where will you spend eternity?

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