Origin: ME catacumb; ult. LL catacumba, pl. catacumbae, region between 2d & 3d milestones of the Appian Way, Catacombs; prob. by dissimilation < L cata tumbas, at the graves < cata (< Gr kata, down), by + tumbas, acc. pl. of tumba, tomb
See catacomb in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably French catacombe
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin catacumba.
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