an underground cellar, vault, tomb, etc.
Origin of hypogeumClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek hypogaios: see hypogeal
- A subterranean chamber of an ancient building.
- An ancient subterranean burial chamber, such as a catacomb.
Origin of hypogeumLatin hypogēum, from Greek hupogeion, from neuter of hupogeios, underground; see hypogeal.
From Latin hypogaeum, from Ancient Greek ὑπόγειον (hupogeion), a noun use of the neuter singular of ὑπόγειος (hupogeios, “underground”).