noun, plural tu·mu·lus·es, tu·mu·li [too-myuh-lahy, tyoo-] /ˈtu myəˌlaɪ, ˈtyu-/.
Origin of tumulus
Examples from the Web for tumuli
These are questions which it will not be difficult to answer after a due investigation of the dolmens and tumuli.Primitive Man|Louis Figuier
They consist of detached pillars, towers, and tumuli, all of a sacred or monumental character.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
In Denmark, and many other places, the dead were buried in dolmens or tumuli.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man|J. P. MacLean
In the word ‘Kesgrave’ we have an allusion to the barrows or tumuli to be seen on Kesgrave Heath.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
Thus the area upon the summit is surrounded by six tumuli, of various elevations.The South-West|Jonathon Holt Ingraham
British Dictionary definitions for tumuli
noun plural -li (-liː)
Word Origin for tumulus
Word Origin and History for tumuli
ancient burial mound, 1680s, from Latin tumulus "hillock," from tumere "to swell" (see thigh).