From Frenchcatacombe, from Italiancatacomba, from late Latincatacumbas, Ancient Greek κατά (katá, “under”), Latincumba (“cavity”).
Probably French catacombefrom Old French from Late Latin catacumba
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Catacomb Sentence Examples
At Taormina in Sicily is a Saracenic catacomb, also Taornlna.
This catacomb contains an unquestionable example of a church, divided into a nave and chancel, with a rude stone altar and bishop's seat behind it.
Stevenson, since dead, discovered in 1896 a small subterranean basilica in the catacomb of Santi Pietro e Marcellino on the Via Labicana, with pious acclamations on the plaster similar to those in the Papal crypt in St Calixtus.
In 5890 the first Christian catacomb bearing a distinct date (491) was discovered.