cubiculum

[ kyoo-bik-yuh-luh m ]
/ kyuˈbɪk yə ləm /
|

noun, plural cu·bic·u·la [kyoo-bik-yuh-luh] /kyuˈbɪk yə lə/. Archaeology.

a burial chamber, as in catacombs.

Nearby words

  1. cubic zirconia,
  2. cubical,
  3. cubically,
  4. cubicity,
  5. cubicle,
  6. cubiform,
  7. cubism,
  8. cubist,
  9. cubit,
  10. cubital

Origin of cubiculum

1825–35; < Latin: bedroom. See cubicle

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cubicula


British Dictionary definitions for cubicula

cubiculum

/ (kjuːˈbɪkjʊləm) /

noun plural -la (-lə)

an underground burial chamber in Imperial Rome, such as those found in the catacombs

Word Origin for cubiculum

C19: from Latin: cubicle

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012