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serdab

[ser-dahb] /sərˈdɑb/
noun
1.
a chamber inside a mastaba containing a statue of the deceased.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Arabic sirdāb underground chamber < Persian sardāb cellar for ice, equivalent to sard cold + āb water
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serdab

/ˈsɜːdæb; səˈdæb/
noun
1.
a secret chamber in an ancient Egyptian tomb
Word Origin
C19 (earlier, in the sense: cellar): from Arabic: cellar, from Persian sardāb ice cellar, from sard cold + āb water
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