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subterrane

[suhb-tuh-reyn, suhb-tuh-reyn] /ˈsʌb təˌreɪn, ˌsʌb təˈreɪn/
noun
1.
a cave or subterranean room.
Also, subterrain, subterrene
[suhb-tuh-reen, suhb-tuh-reen] /ˈsʌb təˌrin, ˌsʌb təˈrin/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1605-1615
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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