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hypogeum


hypogeum


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypogeum  \Hyp`o*ge"um\,  n.;  pl  {Hypogea}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?, 
  subterranean;  ?  under  +  ?,  ?,  the  earth.]  (Anc.  Arch.) 
  The  subterraneous  portion  of  a  building,  as  in  amphitheaters, 
  for  the  service  of  the  games;  also  subterranean  galleries, 
  as  the  catacombs.