[kyoo-bik-yuh-luh m]

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

a burial chamber, as in catacombs.

Origin of cubiculum

1825–35; < Latin: bedroom. See cubicle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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
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