tumulus

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From Latin tumulus (mound, hill), from tumeō (I swell).

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tumulus (plural tumuli)

  1. (archaeology) A mound of earth, especially one placed over a prehistoric tomb; a barrow.
    • 2004, Douglas Keister, Stories in Stone, Gibbs Smith (publisher), ISBN 1-58685-321-X, page 14:
      The tumulus is one of mankind's oldest burial monuments, dating back to 4,000 to 5,000 years B.C.

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Etymology[edit]

From tumeō (I swell).

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tumulus m (genitive tumulī); second declension

  1. A heap of earth, mound, hill, knoll, hillock.
  2. A barrow, grave, tumulus.

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tumulus tumulī
genitive tumulī tumulōrum
dative tumulō tumulīs
accusative tumulum tumulōs
ablative tumulō tumulīs
vocative tumule tumulī

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