hypogeum


hy·po·ge·um

noun \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əm\
plural -gea \-ˈjē-ə\

Definition of HYPOGEUM

:  the subterranean part of an ancient building; also :  an ancient underground burial chamber

Origin of HYPOGEUM

Latin, from Greek hypogaion, from neuter of hypogaios
First Known Use: circa 1706

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