Tumulus meaning

to͝o'myə-ləs, tyo͝o'-
An ancient grave mound; a barrow.
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An artificial mound; esp., an ancient burial mound; barrow.
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(archaeology) A mound of earth, especially one placed over a prehistoric tomb; a barrow.
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Origin of tumulus

  • Latin teuə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin tumulus (“mound, hill"), from tumeō (“I swell").
    From Wiktionary