Catacomb Definition

kătə-kōm
catacombs
noun
Any of a series of vaults or galleries in an underground burial place.
Webster's New World
An underground, often labyrinthine passageway.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Catacomb

Noun

Singular:
catacomb
Plural:
catacombs

Origin of Catacomb

  • From French catacombe, from Italian catacomba, from late Latin catacumbas, Ancient Greek κατά (katá, “under”), Latin cumba (“cavity”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably French catacombe from Old French from Late Latin catacumba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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