hypogeum

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noun hy·po·ge·um \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əm\

Definition of hypogeum

plural

-gea

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

Origin and Etymology of hypogeum

Latin, from Greek hypogaion, from neuter of hypogaios


First Known Use: circa 1706

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