THOLOI

tholos

[thoh-los, -lohs]
noun, plural tholoi [thoh-loi] .
1.
a.
a circular building.
b.
a small, round structure, as a lantern.
c.
a circular subterranean tomb, lined with masonry.
2.
a subterranean domed tomb chamber of the Mycenaean age.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Greek thólos literally, rotunda

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tholos (ˈθəʊlɒs)
 
n , pl -loi
a dry-stone beehive-shaped tomb associated with the Mycenaean culture of Greece in the 16th to the 12th century bc
 
[C17: from Greek]

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