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tholos

[thoh-los, -lohs] /ˈθoʊ lɒs, -loʊs/
noun, plural tholoi
[thoh-loi] /ˈθoʊ lɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
  1. a circular building.
  2. a small, round structure, as a lantern.
  3. a circular subterranean tomb, lined with masonry.
2.
a subterranean domed tomb chamber of the Mycenaean age.
Origin of tholos
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek thólos literally, rotunda
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tholos

/ˈθəʊlɒs/
noun (pl) -loi (-lɔɪ)
1.
a dry-stone beehive-shaped tomb associated with the Mycenaean culture of Greece in the 16th to the 12th century bc
Word Origin
C17: from Greek
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