- a burial chamber, as in catacombs.
Origin of cubiculum
1825–35; < Latin: bedroom. See cubicle
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Examples from the Web for cubiculum
There is no doubt that Petronilla was buried in close proximity to this cubiculum.Pagan and Christian Rome
Petronius withdrew then to the cubiculum, but did not sleep long.
When she had said this, she went to the cubiculum and returned soon with the tablet which Aulus had left.
Then order Narcissus to wait in the cubiculum, and do you come with me.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2
The little butler was accordingly summoned to conduct him to his cubiculum.Headlong Hall
Thomas Love Peacock
- an underground burial chamber in Imperial Rome, such as those found in the catacombs
C19: from Latin: cubicle
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