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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tumulus  \Tu"mu*lus\,  n.;  pl  {Tumuli}.  [L.,  a  mound,  a 
  sepulchral  mound,  probably  from  tumere  to  swell.  Cf 
  An  artificial  hillock,  especially  one  raised  over  a  grave, 
  particularly  over  the  graves  of  persons  buried  in  ancient 
  times;  a  barrow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  (archeology)  a  heap  of  earth  placed  over  prehistoric  tombs 
  [syn:  {burial  mound},  {grave  mound},  {barrow}] 

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