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hypogeum

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noun hy·po·ge·um \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əm\

Definition of hypogeum

plural -gea \-ˈjē-ə\

  1. :  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

Rhymes with hypogeum


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