tholos

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek θόλος (thólos, dome)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tholos (plural tholoi)

  1. A dome, or domed building; a cupola.
    • 1992, Donna Tartt, A Secret History:
      On the way they pointed out the tennis court and the old summerhouse, a mock tholos, Doric by way of Pompeii, and Stanford White, and (said Francis, who was scornful of this Victorian effort at classicism) D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. De Mille.
  2. A dome-shaped tomb from the Mycenaean period of Ancient Greece.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

tholōs

  1. accusative plural of tholus