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tumulus

[ too-myuh-luhs, tyoo- ]
/ 藞tu my蓹 l蓹s, 藞tyu- /
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noun, plural tu路mu路lus路es, tu路mu路li [too-myuh-lahy, tyoo-]. /藞tu my蓹藢la瑟, 藞tyu-/.
Archaeology. an artificial mound, especially over a grave; barrow.
Geology. a domelike swelling or mound formed in congealed lava.
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Origin of tumulus

1680鈥90; <Latin: mound, swelling, equivalent to tum(膿re) to swell + -ulus-ule
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British Dictionary definitions for tumulus

tumulus
/ (藞tju藧mj蕣l蓹s) /

noun plural -li (-li藧)
archaeol (no longer in technical usage) another word for barrow 2

Word Origin for tumulus

C17: from Latin: a hillock, from tum膿re to swell up
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