arcosolia

arcosolium

[ahr-kuh-soh-lee-uhm]
noun, plural arcosolia [ahr-kuh-soh-lee-uh] .
(in Roman catacombs) an arched recess for a sarcophagus.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin arc(us) arc + -o- -o- + solium sarcophagus

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