Latin hypogēumfrom Greek hupogeionfromneuter ofhupogeiosundergroundhypogeal
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinhypogaeum, from Ancient Greek ὑπόγειον (hupogeion), a noun use of the neuter singular of ὑπόγειος (hupogeios, “underground”).
Hypogeum Sentence Examples
The earliest inhabitants of Malta (Melita) and Gozo (Gaulos) belonged to a culture-circle which included the whole of the western Mediterranean, and to a race which perhaps originated from North Africa; and it is they, and not the Phoenicians, who were the builders of the remarkable megalithic monuments which these islands contain, the Gigantia in Gozo, Hagiar Kim and Mnaidra near Crendi, the rock-cut hypogeum of Halsaflieni,' and the megalithic buildings on the hill of Corradino in Malta, being the most noteworthy.
Mineptah (Merenptah) added a great Hypogeum of Osiris to the temple of Seti.
At the back were large chambers connected with the Osiris worship (Caulfield, Temple of the Kings); and probably from these led out the great Hypogeum for the celebration of the Osiris mysteries, built by Mineptah (Murray, Osireion).