Definition of Hypogeum

1. n. The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs.



Definition of Hypogeum

1. Noun. an underground room or cavern (also used figuratively) ¹

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Definition of Hypogeum

1. an underground chamber [n -GEA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypogeum

hypogastrocele
hypogastropagus
hypogea
hypogeal
hypogean
hypogee
hypogees
hypogene
hypogeneses
hypogenetic
hypogenic
hypogeous
hypogeum (current term)
hypogeums
hypogeusia
hypoglobulia
hypoglossal
hypoglossal canal
hypoglossal eminence
hypoglossal nerve
hypoglossal nucleus
hypoglossal trigone
hypoglossals
hypoglossis
hypoglossus
hypoglottis
hypoglycaemia

Literary usage of Hypogeum

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1. Landscapes of Malta, Gozo and Comino: A Countryside Guide by Douglas Lockhart (2004)
"The hypogeum (5mi IT) is signposted: the vast underground tombs and temple ... The nearby Neolithic temples (less than half a mile from the hypogeum) are ..."

2. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Found in Columbarium—Strange Tablet—Quoted Verbatim—Cinerary Urns Preserved Deep in hypogeum—Description of Find— Greek of Franz Quoted—Though a Hot . ..."

3. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"The only important hypogeum which is wholly Jewish in its arrangements, and may consequently belong to an earlier or to any epoch, is that known as the ..."

4. The Past in the Present: What is Civilization? by Arthur Mitchell (1881)
"... at a height of about four feet, by a single stone in the same way. \v Ky / Fig. 45.—Beehive-house, with hypogeum (g, h, i). South Uist. ..."

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