tumulus


tu·mu·lus

noun \ˈtü-myə-ləs, ˈtyü-, ˈtə-\
plural tu·mu·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of TUMULUS

:  an artificial hillock or mound (as over a grave); especially :  an ancient grave :  barrow

Origin of TUMULUS

Middle English, from Latin; akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at thumb
First Known Use: 15th century

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