Hypogeum
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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  • Hypogeum — or Hypogaeum (plural hypogea) literally means underground , from Greek hypo (under) and gaia (earth). [James Stevens Curl (2006) A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture ] It usually refers to an underground, pre Christian temple… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypogēum — (gr.), Ort od. Gewölbe unter der Erde; bes. Keller u. Gruft, Grab, s.u. Katakomben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hypogeum — [hī΄pōjē′əm, hip΄ōjē′əm] n. pl. hypogea [hī΄pō jē′ə, hip΄ō jē′ə] [L < Gr hypogaios: see HYPOGEAL] an underground cellar, vault, tomb, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Hypogeum — Hypogäum Ein Hypogäum (lat. hypogeum, gr. hypógeion von „hypo“ = unter und „gaia“ = Erde ), das unter der Erde liegende, ist ein unterirdischer vorchristlicher Tempel. Aber längst nicht alle unterirdischen Kultanlagen werden als Hypogäen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hypogeum — /huy peuh jee euhm, hip euh /, n., pl. hypogea / jee euh/. 1. Anc. Archit. the underground part of a building, as a vault. 2. an underground burial chamber. [1700 10; < L hypogeum < Gk hypógeion underground chamber (neut. of hypógeios… …   Universalium

  • hypogeum — hy•po•ge•um [[t]ˌhaɪ pəˈdʒi əm[/t]] n. pl. ge•a [[t] ˈdʒi ə[/t]] 1) archit. the underground part of an ancient building, as a vault 2) archit. an underground burial chamber • Etymology: 1700–10; < L hypogēum < Gk hypógeion underground… …   From formal English to slang

  • hypogeum — noun (plural hypogea) Etymology: Latin, from Greek hypogaion, from neuter of hypogaios Date: circa 1706 the subterranean part of an ancient building; also an ancient underground burial chamber …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypogeum — noun /hʌɪpəˈʤiːəm/ an underground room or cavern (also used figuratively) …   Wiktionary

  • hypogeum —    The subterranean environment [23] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • hypogeum — [ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ) dʒi:əm] noun (plural hypogea) an underground chamber. Origin C17: from L., from Gk hupogeion, neut. of hupogeios underground …   English new terms dictionary

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