tholos

noun

tho·​los
ˈthōˌläs
variants or tholus
-ōləs
plural tholoi
-ōˌlȯi
or tholi
-ōˌlī
1
: a round building of classical Greek date and style
2
: a circular tomb of beehive shape approached by a horizontal passage in the side of a hill

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Tholos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tholos. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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