hypogeum

noun hy·po·ge·um \ ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-əm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of hypogeum

plural hypogea play \ˌhī-pə-ˈjē-ə\
: the subterranean part of an ancient building; also : an ancient underground burial chamber

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Origin and Etymology of hypogeum

borrowed from Latin hypogēum, hypogaeum "underground chamber," borrowed from Greek hypógeion, hypógaion, noun derivative from neuter of hypógeios, hypógaios "underground, subterranean" — more at hypogeal


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