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hypogeum

[ hahy-puh-jee-uhm, hip-uh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əm, ˌhɪp ə- /
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noun, plural hy·po·ge·a [hahy-puh-jee-uh, hip-uh-]. /ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi ə, ˌhɪp ə-/.

Ancient Architecture. the underground part of a building, as a vault.
an underground burial chamber.

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Origin of hypogeum

1700–10; <Latin hypogēum<Greek hypógeion underground chamber (neuter of hypógeios underground), equivalent to hypo-hypo- + earth + -ion neuter adj. suffix
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hypogeum
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəm) /

noun plural -gea (-ˈdʒiːə)

an underground vault, esp one used for burials

Word Origin for hypogeum

C18: from Latin, from Greek hupogeion; see hypogeal
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