American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latintumulus (“mound, hill"), from tumeō (“I swell").
Tumulus Sentence Examples
In another a flock of vultures is feeding on the bodies of the fallen enemy; in a third a tumulus is being heaped up over those who had been slain on the side of Lagash.
Not far is a tumulus, Tomen fawr.
These were entirely subterranean, and little is now to be seen on the site but a great tumulus, the Cucumella, and a few smaller ones.
In Teneriffe and Grand Canary the corpse was simply wrapped up in goat and sheep skins, while in other islands a resinous substance was used to preserve the body, which was then placed in a cave difficult of access, or buried under a tumulus.
An unusual find was a Scythian royal grave in a tumulus at Solokha, in 1913.