hypogeum

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hy·po·ge·um

 (hī′pə-jē′əm)
n. pl. hy·po·ge·a (-jē′ə)
1. A subterranean chamber of an ancient building.
2. An ancient subterranean burial chamber, such as a catacomb.

[Latin hypogēum, from Greek hupogeion, from neuter of hupogeios, underground; see hypogeal.]

hypogeum

(ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəm)
n, pl -gea (-ˈdʒiːə)
(Architecture) an underground vault, esp one used for burials
[C18: from Latin, from Greek hupogeion; see hypogeal]

hy•po•ge•um

(ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əm)

n., pl. -ge•a (-ˈdʒi ə)
1. the underground part of an ancient building, as a vault.
2. an underground burial chamber.
[1700–10; < Latin hypogēum < Greek hypógeion underground chamber, n. use of neuter of hypógeios; see hypogeal]
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