- a circular building.
- a small, round structure, as a lantern.
- a circular subterranean tomb, lined with masonry.
Origin of tholos
Words nearby tholos
How to use tholos in a sentence
Below this stratum was an older shaft grave, as is usual in tholos interments; it had been plundered?Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
There is no evidence for the statement sometimes made that there was a well or spring below the Tholos.
The Tholos of Polykletos at Epidauros was a circular building 107 feet in diameter, situated within the sacred enclosure.
When Pausanias speaks of the tholos at Epidaurus a second time, he does not call it by that name, but .Problems in Periclean Buildings|G. W. Elderkin
The Tholos of Atreus was itself subterranean; the exterior of the conical mass of masonry was covered with a hill of earth.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber