A subterranean chamber of an ancient building.
An underground cellar, vault, tomb, etc.
Webster's New World
An ancient subterranean burial chamber, such as a catacomb.
Other Word Forms of Hypogeum
Origin of Hypogeum
From Latin hypogaeum, from Ancient Greek ὑπόγειον (hupogeion), a noun use of the neuter singular of ὑπόγειος (hupogeios, “underground”).
Latin hypogēum from Greek hupogeion from neuter of hupogeios underground hypogeal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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