plural Mithraea
also Mithraeums
: an underground room simulating a cave used for mithraic rites (as initiations)

Word History


New Latin, from Greek Mithraion shrine of Mithras, from Mithras, Persian god of light and defender of truth, from Old Persian Mithra

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“Mithraeum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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