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Meaning of "tumulus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TUMULUS

From Latin: a hillock, from tumēre to swell up.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TUMULUS

tumulus  [ˈtjuːmjʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUMULUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tumulus 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 TUMULUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tumulus

Tumulus

A tumulus is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Tumuli are also known as barrows, burial mounds, Hügelgräber or kurgans, and can be found throughout much of the world. A cairn, might also be originally a tumulus. A long barrow is a long tumulus, usually for numbers of burials. The method of inhumation may involve a dolmen, a cist, a mortuary enclosure, a mortuary house or a chamber tomb. Examples of barrows include Duggleby Howe and Maeshowe. The word tumulus is Latin for 'mound' or 'small hill', from the Proto-Indo-European root *teuh2- with extended zero grade *tum-, 'to bulge, swell' also found in tumor, thumb, thigh and thousand.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TUMULUS


altocumulus
ˌæltəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
cirrocumulus
ˌsɪrəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
cumulous
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
emulous
ˈɛmjʊləs
famulus
ˈfæmjʊləs
fractocumulus
ˌfræktəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
fumulus
ˈfjuːmjʊləs
hamulus
ˈhæmjʊləs
interstimulus
ˌɪntəˈstɪmjʊləs
limulus
ˈlɪmjʊləs
mimulus
ˈmɪmjʊləs
poststimulus
ˌpəʊstˈstɪmjʊləs
ramulous
ˈræmjʊləs
ramulus
ˈræmjʊləs
Romulus
ˈrɒmjʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
stratocumulus
ˌstrætəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs
tremulous
ˈtrɛmjʊləs
tumulous
ˈtjuːmjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUMULUS

tumour
tumour-like
tump
tumphy
tumpline
tumpy
tumshie
tumular
tumuli
tumulose
tumulosity
tumulous
tumult
tumultuary
tumultuate
tumultuation
tumultuous
tumultuously
tumultuousness
tun

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUMULUS

annulus
bulk modulus
calculus
colliculus
conditioned stimulus
differential calculus
dracunculus
elastic modulus
funiculus
glomerulus
homunculus
integral calculus
modulus
oculus
opulus
precalculus
ranunculus
regulus
unconditioned stimulus
Young´s modulus

Synonyms and antonyms of tumulus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «tumulus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUMULUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

古墓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

túmulo
570 millions of speakers

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tumulus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tumulus
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تومولوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

курган
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tumulus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমাধিস্তূপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tumulus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tumulus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tumulus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

古墳
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고분
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tumulus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần mộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பலாத்காரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थुंकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

höyük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tumulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mogiła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

курган
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tumul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τύμβου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tumulus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tumulusen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gravhaug
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUMULUS»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUMULUS»

Discover the use of tumulus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tumulus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Lexden Tumulus: a re-appraisal of an Iron Age burial ...
A reappraisal of an Iron Age burial from Colchester, Essex. (BAR 156, 1986)
Jennifer Foster, 1986
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The Celtic Encyclopedia
The warriors of the Tumulus culture were highland horse-riding cattle- herders and lived in fortified villages. Like their predecessors the Unetice, the Tumulus culture was well- situated to receive stimuli from other regions via the established  ...
Harry Mountain, 1998
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Three Great Early Tumuli
A fragmentary inscription on stone (TumJ 63) was found on the surface of the mantle in an unexca- vated portion of the tumulus. Minor disturbance may be indicated by the irregular circles of large and small stones mentioned above as lying ...
Rodney Stuart Young, 1981
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The Ionian Islands in the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, ...
Slab cist S6 was empty. The ossuaries did not contain gravegoods, but neither did another four of the graves (S5, S7, S11 and S14). The richest grave was the central one (S8), which Do ̈rpfeld considered to be the Hauptgrab of the tumulus.
Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, 1999
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Monuments on the Horizon: The Formation of the Barrow ...
Original Publication Name Barrow ID N secondary graves N secondary mound phases Heavily damaged/ partially excavated Tumulus 1 645 4 0 . Tumulus 1a 9 0 0 x Tumulus 1b 10 5 1? . Tumulus 2 11 0 0 x Tumulus 3 12 0 0 . Tumulus4 646 0 ...
Quentin Bourgeois, Quentin Philippe Jean Bourgeois, 2013
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The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas: ...
Tumulus K-IV 111, 113 (Table 8.2), 145 (note 9.2) Tumulus K-V 145 (note 9.2) Tumulus KY 145 (note 9.2), 175 Tumulus L 145 (note 9.2) Tumulus M 145 (note 9.2), 174, 176,275 (note 18.22) Tumulus MM 5,14, 15, 18 (note 1.8), 27, 28, 47, 52, ...
C. Brian Rose, 2013
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Ancestral Heaths: Reconstructing the Barrow Landscape in the ...
Sitename Sample location Dating range LN A LN B EBA MBA-A MBA-B LBA/EIA ToterfoutTumulus 1b old surface, sod, present podsolized surface Toterfout Tumulus 4 old surface, ditch Toterfout Tumulus 14 old surface Toterfout Tumulus 3 ...
Marieke Doorenbosch, 2013
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Jugovzhodna Slovenija v starejsi Zelezni dobi / South ...
Janez Dular. In: ANSL 1975, Cat. No.: 152 Site: Hrib. Place: Apnenik pri Boštanju. Position: 6 C. TTN5: Mokronog 20. Tvpe ofsite: tumulus cemetery ( 1 tumulus). Date: Early Iron Age. Ground plan: - Bibliographv: P. Petru, Apnenik pri Boštanju.
Janez Dular, 2007
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The Archaeology of Japan: From the Earliest Rice Farming ...
The mound size of the largest tumulus continued to decline after the construction of the first large tumulus, the Hashihaka tumulus (a), until there was hardly any difference between the mound sizes of the largest and the second-largest tumuli  ...
Koji Mizoguchi, 2013
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Bronze Age Cultures in France: The Later Phases from the ...
in the old 'Tumulus' bronze stronghold around Chatillon-sur-Seine, also from Bois Bouchot, grave b, near Chamesson fits well among the types we have been considering.1 The lower Saone Characteristic pottery is found also farther down the ...
Nancy K. Sandars, 1957

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUMULUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tumulus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week Seven
The final week at the Cromlech Tumulus in 2015 was spent planning and recording Quadrant 3 for a final time. Erica and Abbey planned the northern half of the ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jul 15»
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Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week Six
This was a really important week for the excavation as we needed to get as much of the interior of the building excavated as possible before we entered the final ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jul 15»
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Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week Five
We split into two groups at the start of Week 5. Abby, Cameron and Carolynn headed back to undertake the extension of the trench over the Danish Ditch that we ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jul 15»
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Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week Four
At the end of the week we split into two groups with Eric, Amber and Rena staying at the Cromlech Tumulus site to begin excavating and recording the individual ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jul 15»
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Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week One
After an introduction session in the Field School's Lecture Room, we headed up to Slievemore to begin the excavation at the Cromlech Tumulus site and ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jun 15»
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Osaka intensifies campaign for World Cultural Heritage status
The prefecture's candidate, the Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun Ancient Tumulus Clusters, spans the cities of Sakai, Habikino and Fujiidera. It consists of nearly 90 ... «Asahi Shimbun, May 15»
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Excavating the Cromlech Tumulus on Slievemore: The story so far
Looking south across the western part of the site. The enclosure wall can be seen on the right of the picture whilst the western end of the ovoid building can be ... «Past Horizons Archaeology News, Apr 15»
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Coal firm aims to halt excavations at Neolithic tumulus in western …
A power plant company that holds the right to extract coal from a mine located under Turkey's Neolithic Seyitömer tumulus wants to halt excavations on the site ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Mar 15»
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Cromlech Tumulus: Week Eighteen
In 2006, three small test pits were excavated in one of the Bronze Age roundhouses that had been identified by the Achill Field School on the slopes overlooking ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Mar 15»
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Cromlech Tumulus: Week Seventeen
The onset of winter is a quiet time on Achill Island, but staff at the Field School were kept busy dealing with applications from students for places on the AFS 2015 ... «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tumulus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tumulus>. Jul 2020 ».
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