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tu·mu·lus

 (to͞o′myə-ləs, tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. tu·mu·li (-lī′)
An ancient grave mound; a barrow.

[Latin; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

tumulus

(ˈtjuːmjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-liː)
(Archaeology) archaeol (no longer in technical usage) another word for barrow2
[C17: from Latin: a hillock, from tumēre to swell up]

tu•mu•lus

(ˈtu myə ləs, ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -lus•es, -li (-ˌlaɪ)
an artificial mound, esp. over a grave; barrow.
[1680–90; < Latin: mound, swelling =tum(ēre) to swell + -ulus -ule]
tu′mu•lar, tu′mu•lous, tu′mu•lose` (-ˌloʊs) adj.

tumulus

, barrow - A tumulus is the mound of earth placed over a tomb, synonymous with barrow.
See also related terms for mound.

tumulus

An ancient grave mound or barrow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tumulus - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombstumulus - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
hill, mound - structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
Translations

tumulus

[ˈtjuːmjʊləs] N (tumuli (pl)) [ˈtjuːmjʊlaɪ]túmulo m

tumulus

nTumulus m, → Grabhügel m
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The Celtic dolmen and cromlech, the Etruscan tumulus, the Hebrew galgal, are words.
In the centre was a hillock or tumulus, surmounted by a scorched hawthorn.
The shadow of the Saxon hero-king still walks there fitfully, reviewing the scenes of his youth and love-time, and is met by the gloomier shadow of the dreadful heathen Dane, who was stabbed in the midst of his warriors by the sword of an invisible avenger, and who rises on autumn evenings like a white mist from his tumulus on the hill, and hovers in the court of the old hall by the river-side, the spot where he was thus miraculously slain in the days before the old hall was built.
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With its 22 metre diameter and 65 metre height, Dulgata Mogila (Nova Zagora/Bulgaria) tumulus contains the most important physician tombs in Balkans.
The second discovery, the Laona mount is situated 75m north of the Hadjiabdoulla complex and is a man-made tumulus (an ancient burial mound) of significant dimensions.
Hottentotta tumulus (Fabricius, 1798) and Odontobuthus odonturus (Pocock, 1897) of Sargodha Division, Punjab, Pakistan were recorded in both the laboratory and field.
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A four-channel video shot in four different seasons around Kyzlar Tumulus, which is close to the city center, focuses on daily conversations and mythical stories.
Beowulf is buried in Geatland on a cliff overlooking the sea, where sailors are able to see his tumulus and he keeps watch over his people.
With "Colligite fragmenta: A Neglected Tumulus for Joannes Ludovicus Vives (1492-1540)," Jeanine De Landtsheer and Marcus De Schepper bring Professor Fantazzi a very special gift: a manuscript in Berlin containing fifteen funerary poems for Vives, of which seven have not been published before.