variants or tholus
plural tholoi
or tholi
: a round building of classical Greek date and style
: a circular tomb of beehive shape approached by a horizontal passage in the side of a hill

Word History


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

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“Tholos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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