catacomb


catacomb
catacomb (n.) usually catacombs, from O.E. catacumbas, from L.L. (400 C.E.) catacumbae, originally the region of underground tombs between the 2nd and 3rd milestones of the Appian Way (where the bodies of apostles Paul and Peter, among others, were said to have been laid), origin obscure, perhaps once a proper name, or dissimilation from L. cata tumbas "at the graves," from cata- "among" + tumbas. accusative plural of tumba "tomb" (see TOMB (Cf. tomb)). Extended by 1836 to any subterranean receptacle of the dead (as in Paris).

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