variants or less commonly polyandrion
plural -s
: an ancient Greek burying ground especially for men fallen in battle
broadly : cemetery

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek polyandrion, polyandreion, from polyandrion place where many people meet, from neuter of polyandrios of or connected with many men, from poly- + andr-, anēr man

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“Polyandrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyandrium. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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