Ancient Architecture. the underground part of a building, as a vault.
an underground burial chamber.
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How to use hypogeum in a sentence
Verily you would think that the painter of these figures of the shades had only just quitted the hypogeum.Egypt (La Mort De Philae) | Pierre Loti
We shall call attention, however, to a hypogeum at Gizeh, which is numbered 81 in Lepsius's map of that tomb-field.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2) | Georges Perrot
Violate the tombs, if she has taken refuge in the abodes of death, far within some passage or hypogeum.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5 | Theophile Gautier
That moment an old man, wearing a hooded mantle but with a bare head, issued from the hypogeum.Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz
Here and there were separate monuments, and in the centre was the entrance to the hypogeum itself, or crypt.Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for hypogeum
an underground vault, esp one used for burials
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