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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome).

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  • The term catacomb was applied to these subterranean cemeteries at a much later period.
  • Catacumbas, whence the term catacomb, a word seemingly of uncertain origin (Northcote and Brownlow, I, 262-63).
  • Collins is also unconvinced by Hawass's explanation of what he calls the "catacomb".
  • The two lower corridors of this catacomb have tombs or for more
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