Etymology
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tumulus (n.)

ancient burial mound, 1680s, from Latin tumulus "hillock, heap of earth, mound" (see tomb).

updated on May 13, 2017

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Definitions of tumulus from WordNet

tumulus (n.)
(archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs;
Synonyms: burial mound / grave mound / barrow
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