tumulus

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noun tu·mu·lus \ˈtü-myə-ləs, ˈtyü-, ˈtə-\

Definition of tumulus

plural

tumuli

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  1. :  an artificial hillock or mound (as over a grave); especially :  an ancient grave :  barrow

Origin and Etymology of tumulus

Middle English, from Latin; akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at thumb


First Known Use: 15th century


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