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arcosolium

[ahr-kuh-soh-lee-uh m] /ˌɑr kəˈsoʊ li əm/
noun, plural arcosolia
[ahr-kuh-soh-lee-uh] /ˌɑr kəˈsoʊ li ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in Roman catacombs) an arched recess for a sarcophagus.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin arc(us) arc + -o- -o- + solium sarcophagus
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