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speos

[spee-os] /ˈspi ɒs/
noun
1.
a cavelike temple, tomb, or the like, cut in rock.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek spéos cave
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speos

/ˈspiːɒs/
noun
1.
(esp in ancient Egypt) a temple or tomb cut into a rock face
Word Origin
C19: Greek, literally: a cave, grotto
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