tumulus

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

Definition of tumulus

plural tumuli play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: an artificial hillock or mound (as over a grave); especially : an ancient grave : barrow

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Origin and Etymology of tumulus

Middle English, from Latin; akin to Latin tumēre to swell — more at 1thumb


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