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Serapeum

[ser-uh-pee-uh m]
noun, plural Ser·a·pe·ums, Ser·a·pe·a [ser-uh-pee-uh] /ˌsɛr əˈpi ə/.
  1. a place, as a burial site, building, or group of buildings, dedicated to Serapis.
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Origin of Serapeum

1835–45; < Late Latin Serāpēum < Greek Serāpeîon
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Historical Examples

  • And the idea of turning his Serapeum into a kiln does not appeal to him.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • War-cries and trumpet-calls rang and echoed through the Serapeum.

  • She had no fear of the crowd of men she would find in the Serapeum.

  • She was in a fever of impatience, and longed to force her way at once into the Serapeum.

  • It is on the way to the Serapeum, and just now at the feast you were talking with him incessantly.