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Meaning of TUMULUS

Pronunciation:  'toomyulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
 

TUMULUS is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: barrow, burial mound, grave mound
 
 See Also: hill, mound

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tu"mu*lus\, n.; pl. {Tumuli}. [L., a mound, a
sepulchral mound, probably from tumere to swell. Cf.
{Tumid}.]
An artificial hillock, especially one raised over a grave,
particularly over the graves of persons buried in ancient
times; a barrow.

 

 

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