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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.
It is a town "familiar with forgotten years." 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.
The five animals - supplied by the inner city Mudchute Park & Farm and made up of Oxford Down and Norfolk Horn breeds - have been set to work in a fenced-off area known as the Tumulus, the last resting place of Queen Boadicea, according to legend.
The statement was perceived as provocative, and source of escalation in the tumulus discussions between the two sides.
Certains chercheurs voient dans tous ces monuments des evolutions des tumulus - simples amas de pierre au-dessus d'une tombe - puis des bazinas, constructions funeraires de pierres seches communes au Maghreb et au Sahara, vieilles de plusieurs milliers d'annees.
Jewellery, 13th-15th century, excavated from tumulus 7, Durbi Takusheyi, Nigeria, gold.
The UCY annual field campaign on the tumulus of Laona at Palaepaphos which took place in June and September lasted four weeks.
Such is the case with a bronze kline acquired by the Getty in 1982, following the reported looting of a bronze bed from a tumulus at Alahidir, west of Sardis (pp.
Details of the tumuli cemeteries along the Atacama Desert coast: (A) Punta Grande 02; (B) Funerary context from Las Loberas 01; (C) Ceramic vessels and decorated basket from Las Loberas 01 (Ballester and Clarot 2014:102,70); (D) Diagram oof the profile cut oof the funerary architecture of a tumulus (modified from Spahni 1967:Pl.II,C).
Background: Mesobuthus tumulus (red scorpion, MBT) envenomation is a serious health problem in tropical countries and is responsible for high morbidity and mortality.