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Meaning of "hypogeum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HYPOGEUM

From Latin, from Greek hupogeion.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HYPOGEUM

hypogeum  [ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HYPOGEUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hypogeum is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HYPOGEUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hypogeum

Hypogeum

Hypogeum or hypogaeum literally means "underground", from Greek hypo and gaia. It usually refers to an underground temple or tomb. When Christian underground shrines, crypts and tombs that would be hypogea if the rites and burials were pagan, are called catacombs rather than hypogea, a mistaken discontinuity in sepulture practices is implied that is not borne out by the archeology and history. "Like other ambitious Romans, the bishop-saints of the third and fourth centuries were usually buried in hypogea in the cemeteries outside the walls of their cities; often it was only miracles at their tombs that caused their successors to adopt more up-to-date designs. In Dijon the saint and bishop Benignus was buried in a large sarcophagus in a chamber tomb in the Roman cemetery. By the sixth century the tomb had long since fallen into disrepair and was regarded as pagan, even by Bishop Gregory of Langres", Werner Jacobsen has observed. Hypogea will often contain niches for cremated human remains or loculi for buried remains. Hypogeum can also simply refer to any antique building or part of building built below ground.

Definition of hypogeum in the English dictionary

The definition of hypogeum in the dictionary is an underground vault, esp one used for burials.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HYPOGEUM


athenaeum
ˌæθɪˈniːəm
Atheneum
ˌæθɪˈniːəm
gastraeum
ɡæsˈtriːəm
geum
ˈdʒiːəm
gynaeceum
ˌdʒaɪnɪˈsiːəm
notaeum
nəʊˈtiːəm
nymphaeum
nɪmˈfiːəm
ommateum
ˌɒməˈtiːəm
perineum
ˌpɛrɪˈniːəm
peritonaeum
ˌperɪtəˈniːəm
peritoneum
ˌpɛrɪtəˈniːəm
pium
ˈpiːəm
proctodaeum
ˌprɒktəˈdiːəm
proctodeum
ˌprɒktəʊˈdiːəm
propylaeum
ˌprɒpɪˈliːəm
prytaneum
ˌprɪtəˈniːəm
stomatodaeum
stəˌmætəˈdiːəm
stomodaeum
ˌstəʊməˈdiːəm
stomodeum
ˌstəʊməˈdiːəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HYPOGEUM

hypogastria
hypogastric
hypogastrium
hypogea
hypogeal
hypogean
hypogene
hypogenic
hypogenous
hypogeous
hypoglossal
hypoglossal nerve
hypoglycaemia
hypoglycaemic
hypoglycemia
hypoglycemic
hypognathism
hypognathous
hypogynous
hypogyny

WORDS THAT END LIKE HYPOGEUM

Ashmolean Museum
British Museum
coliseum
colosseum
corpus luteum
Guggenheim Museum
linoleum
lyceum
mausoleum
museum
oleum
periosteum
petroleum
rheum
Rijksmuseum
Science Museum
Te Deum
Victoria and Albert Museum
vitreum
wax museum

Synonyms and antonyms of hypogeum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hypogeum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HYPOGEUM

Find out the translation of hypogeum to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hypogeum from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hypogeum» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

hypogeum
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hipogeo
570 millions of speakers

English

hypogeum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Hypogeum
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهايوجيوم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Гипогей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hipogeu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hypogeum
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hypogée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hipogeum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hypogäum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地下埋葬室
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

hypogeum
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hipogeum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Hypogeum
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலவறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हायपोअमियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hypogeum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ipogeo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гіпогей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hypogeum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Hypogeum
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hypogeum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Hypogeum
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hypogeum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hypogeum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HYPOGEUM»

The term «hypogeum» is regularly used and occupies the 104.739 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HYPOGEUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hypogeum

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HYPOGEUM»

Discover the use of hypogeum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hypogeum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Hypogeum
Jonathon was shocked and blurted out, “Security risk? Me?” “Yes Mr Baines. You . Removing proprietary code from the premises, placing it on an un-cleared and unsecured system. Also, attempting to gain information from the Hypogeum team  ...
Andrew Hobson, 2009
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Death and Burial in the Roman World
1 61 16 Restoration and sections of a tower-tomb at Dura-Europos, p. 160 17 Restoration of tumulus at Bill, p. 185 1 8 Plan ofdneis cemetery, p. 187 19 Plan of hypogeum oftheAurelii, Rome, p. 209 20 Plan of northern extension of hypogeum  ...
J. M. C. Toynbee, 1996
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Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography and Everyday ...
Inside the hypogeum, stone reliefs which showed Byzantine sculptural techniques of the late fourth and early fifth centuries were found. The window frame was one of a kind, a rare example encountered in Byzantine architecture; unfortunately ...
Nevra Necipoğlu, 2001
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The Living Goddesses
The Maltese Hypogeum Around 3600 B.c. , the Maltese began building one of the most remarkable prehistoric monuments, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum ( underground tomb) located near the Tarxien temple on Malta. This remarkable monument ...
Marija Gimbutas, Miriam Robbins Dexter, 2001
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Syria & Lebanon. Ediz. Inglese
Also here is the chamber that formerly housed the Hypogeum of Yarhai, dismantled and re- constructed in the National Museum. To visit Elahbel it's necessary to buy a ticket at the Palmyra Museum and join an organised foray led by a ...
Terry Carter, Lara Dunston, Amelia Thomas, 2008
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Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places: A Field Guide to Stone ...
Thanks to a number of stories published first in the 1960s and copied ad infinitum on the Internet over the past decade or so, the folklore of the alleged Hypogeum disappearance has taken on a life of its own. According to these stories, which ...
Brian Haughton, 2009
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Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations
Hypogeum. Similar to other religious hierarchies, it was likely that a few high priests of both sexes controlled the population in prehistoric Malta. These individuals were thought to hold the key to health and prosperity, and thus wielded great ...
Brad Olsen, 2007
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Malta & Gozo
Touring the site is a fascinating experience, but leaves you with more questions than it does answers about the ancient civilisation responsible for the Hypogeum's construction – who were they, what exactly did they do here, and where did ...
Carolyn Bain, 2007
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Malta, Gozo and Comino
Hypogeum tours daily 9-4; book well in advance as tickets are often sold out weeks ahead through t21 825579, WWW ... or in person from the Hypogeum Visitor Centre at Paola, the Archaeological Museum of Archaeology at Victoria on Gozo, ...
Simon Gaul, 2007
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Malta
Essential audioguide available in English, French, German, Italian, Iapanese, Maltese c'r Spanish, c'r soon as textfor the hard ofhearing NB: some essential Works are needed at the hypogeum Which may necessitate closing itfor afeW ...
Juliet Rix, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HYPOGEUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hypogeum is used in the context of the following news items.
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A man for all reasons
His first archaeological work involved the excavation of the Hypogeum at Ħal Saflieni (1896), followed by the discovery and excavation of the ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
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ISIS executioners kill 25 Syrian regime soldiers in front of crowds at …
... the elaborately-decorated Triumphal Arch across the city's main street; and the frescoes at the Hypogeum of the Three Brothers, dating from ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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ISIS child executioners brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers
... the elaborately-decorated Triumphal Arch across the city's main street; and the frescoes at the Hypogeum of the Three Brothers, dating from ... «Ya Libnan, Jul 15»
4
Moncrieff sound system gets an upgrade
The Hypogeum, an underground temple, features an acoustic cave that amplifies the sound of a resonating deep voice. Its main chamber is set ... «Bundaberg News Mail, Jun 15»
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A New Recreation Shows How Ancient Romans Lifted Wild Animals …
In the late 1990s, Heinz-Jürgen Beste of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome was studying the hypogeum when he started finding ... «Smithsonian, Jun 15»
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No-fly zones to address privacy, safety concerns on drones
The person said that he was filming the Santa Lucija Hypogeum nearby. The incident was redolent of similar concerns by a public getting ... «MaltaToday, Jun 15»
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1500 Years Later, Killer Animal Elevator Returns to Colosseum
The Romans caged the fierce animals inside the Colosseum's torch-lit labyrinth of chambers and passageways, known as the hypogeum, ... «History, Jun 15»
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Archaeologists return to prehistoric sanctuaries on island of …
... the site investigators plan to field a team that will explore a number of structures and features in the site area, including a funerary hypogeum ... «Popular Archaeology, Jun 15»
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The ancient wonders inside Palmyra that ISIS will destroy or sell
The word Hypogeum literally means 'underground goddess of earth' and usually refers to a subterranean temple or tomb. This example is an ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Last Call: Lost Knowledge
... Teotihuacan in Mexico, Puma Punku in Bolivia, the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni in Malta—demonstrates sophisticated thinking that was lost, ... «Premier Guitar, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hypogeum [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hypogeum>. Nov 2019 ».
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