Catacomb meaning

kătə-kōm
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An underground cemetery consisting of chambers or tunnels with recesses for graves.
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Any of a series of vaults or galleries in an underground burial place.
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An underground, often labyrinthine passageway.
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An underground system of tunnels and chambers with recesses for graves, used (in former times) as a cemetery; a subterranean tunnel system used for burying the dead, as in Paris or ancient Rome.
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Origin of catacomb

  • Probably French catacombe from Old French from Late Latin catacumba

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

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

    From Wiktionary