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serdab

[ser-dahb]
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noun
  1. a chamber inside a mastaba containing a statue of the deceased.

Origin of serdab

1835–45; < Arabic sirdāb underground chamber < Persian sardāb cellar for ice, equivalent to sard cold + āb water
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serdab

noun
  1. a secret chamber in an ancient Egyptian tomb

Word Origin

C19 (earlier, in the sense: cellar): from Arabic: cellar, from Persian sardāb ice cellar, from sard cold + āb water
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