plural -s
: a narrow chamber of the ancient Egyptian mastaba either concealed or accessible only by a narrow passage and containing a statue of the deceased
: a living room in the basement of a house in the Near East that provides coolness during the summer months

Word History


Arabic sirdāb cellar, underground vault, from Persian sardāb ice cellar, from sard cold + āb water

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“Serdab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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