subterrane

subterrane

[suhb-tuh-reyn, suhb-tuh-reyn]
noun
a cave or subterranean room.
Also, subterrain, subterrene [suhb-tuh-reen, suhb-tuh-reen] .


Origin:
1605–15, in sense “subterranean”; 1765–75 for current sense; < Latin subterrāneus subterranean, equivalent to sub- sub- + terr(a) earth + -āneus composite adj. suffix, equivalent to -ān(us) -an + -eus -eous

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