a cavelike temple, tomb, or the like, cut in rock.

Origin of speos

First recorded in 1835–45, speos is from the Greek word spéos cave
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(esp in ancient Egypt) a temple or tomb cut into a rock face

Word Origin for speos

C19: Greek, literally: a cave, grotto
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