- a burial chamber, as in catacombs.
Origin of cubiculum
1825–35; < Latin: bedroom. See cubicle
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Examples from the Web for cubicula
The cubicula were located in the atrium, peristyle, and upper stories.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
After traversing some passages, we enter the cubicula of a family.Rambles in Rome
S. Russell Forbes
The small rooms opening into the atrium of a Pompeian house are known as cubicula.
Other rooms round the court were the triclinium, or dining room, and cubicula or bedchambers.
In the upper levels, however, some cubicula are well lighted by large openings.The Catacombs of Rome
William Henry Withrow
- an underground burial chamber in Imperial Rome, such as those found in the catacombs
C19: from Latin: cubicle
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