serdab

[ ser-dahb ]
/ sərˈdɑb /

noun

a chamber inside a mastaba containing a statue of the deceased.

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Origin of serdab

1835–45; <Arabic sirdāb underground chamber <Persian sardāb cellar for ice, equivalent to sard cold + āb water
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British Dictionary definitions for serdab

serdab
/ (ˈsɜːdæb, səˈdæb) /

noun

a secret chamber in an ancient Egyptian tomb

Word Origin for serdab

C19 (earlier, in the sense: cellar): from Arabic: cellar, from Persian sardāb ice cellar, from sard cold + āb water
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