mausoleum

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English[edit]

An example of a mausoleum.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mausoleum, from Latin mausōlēum, from Ancient Greek Μαυσωλεῖον (Mausōleîon), from Μαύσωλος (Maúsōlos); named after Mausolus (?–395 BCE), satrap of the Persian empire and ruler of Caria, whose tomb was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɔː.zəˈliː.əm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɔ.səˈli.əm/, enPR: mô'sə-lē'əm
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mausoleum (plural mausoleums or mausolea)

  1. A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.
  2. (by extension) A gloomy, usually large room or building.
    • 2018 December 25, Austin Murphy, “I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon.”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      As Amazon reaches maximum ubiquity in our lives (“Alexa, play Led Zeppelin”), as online shopping turns malls into mausoleums, it’s been illuminating to see exactly how a package makes the final leg of its journey.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɑu̯.zoːˈleː.ʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mau‧so‧le‧um
  • Rhymes: -eːʏm

Noun[edit]

mausoleum n (plural mausolea or mausoleums, diminutive mausoleumpje n)

  1. mausoleum
    Synonym: praalgraf

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

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, via Latin mausoleum.

Noun[edit]

mausoleum n (definite singular mausoleet, indefinite plural mausoleer, definite plural mausolea or mausoleene)

  1. a mausoleum

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαυσωλεῖον (Mausōleîon) from Ancient Greek Μαύσωλος (Maúsōlos); named for Mausolus (Μαύσωλος or Μαύσσωλλος), via Latin mausoleum.

Noun[edit]

mausoleum n (definite singular mausoleet, indefinite plural mausoleum, definite plural mausolea)

  1. a mausoleum

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