tholos

noun tho·los \ˈthōˌläs\
variants: or

tholus

\-ōləs\

Definition of tholos

plural

tholoi

\-ōˌlȯi\ or

tholi

\-ōˌlī\
  1. 1 :  a round building of classical Greek date and style

  2. 2 :  a circular tomb of beehive shape approached by a horizontal passage in the side of a hill

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Origin and Etymology of tholos

Greek & Latin; Latin tholus rotunda, tholos, from Greek tholos


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