Definition of serdab
1 : a narrow chamber of the ancient Egyptian mastaba either concealed or accessible only by a narrow passage and containing a statue of the deceased
2 : a living room in the basement of a house in the Near East that provides coolness during the summer months
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Origin and Etymology of serdab
Arabic sirdāb cellar, underground vault, from Persian sardāb ice cellar, from sard cold + āb water
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