Mithraeum

noun Mith·rae·um \ miˈthrēəm \

Definition of Mithraeum

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

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Origin and Etymology of mithraeum

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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