plural arcosolia
: an arched cell in a Roman catacomb
especially : one designed to receive a sarcophagus

Word History


New Latin, from arco- (from Latin arcus bow) + Latin solium seat, sarcophagus, from sedēre to sit

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“Arcosolium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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