noun, plural tu·mu·lus·es, tu·mu·li [too-myuh-lahy, tyoo-] /ˈtu myəˌlaɪ, ˈtyu-/.
Origin of tumulus
Related Words for tumulimountain, rise, hillock, shock, drift, dune, pile, bank, embankment, knoll, mass, stack, molehill, anthill, tumulus, mote, hog, hill, mound, gurry
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Historical Examples of tumuli
He was to ascertain when the tumuli, or mounds, were built, and for what use.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)
James Athearn Jones
These tumuli approach in dimensions closely to the pyramids of Egypt.
In its vicinity are the remains of more than one hundred tumuli.
Ancient Indian tumuli and graves are often found in this neighbourhood.
The present race of aborigines can tell nothing of these tumuli.
noun plural -li (-liː)
Word Origin for tumulus
ancient burial mound, 1680s, from Latin tumulus "hillock," from tumere "to swell" (see thigh).