Hypogea
Hypogeum Hyp`o*ge"um, n.; pl. {Hypogea}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, ?, subterranean; ? under + ?, ?, the earth.] (Anc. Arch.) The subterraneous portion of a building, as in amphitheaters, for the service of the games; also, subterranean galleries, as the catacombs. [1913 Webster]

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