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See also: Mausoleum
From Middle English mausoleum, from Latin mausōlēum, from Ancient Greek Μαυσωλεῖον (Mausōleîon) from Ancient Greek Μαύσωλος (Maúsōlos); named for Mausolus (Μαύσωλος or Μαύσσωλλος), satrap of the Persian empire and ruler of Caria
- A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.
- A gloomy, usually large room or building.
- Hyphenation: mau‧so‧le‧um