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n. pl. tu·mu·li (-lī′)
An ancient grave mound; a barrow.
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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]
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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.
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tumulus, barrow - A tumulus is the mound of earth placed over a tomb, synonymous with barrow.
See also related terms for mound.
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An ancient grave mound or barrow.
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|Noun||1.||tumulus - (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"
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tumulus[ˈtjuːmjʊləs] N (tumuli (pl)) [ˈtjuːmjʊlaɪ] → túmulo m
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