Pronounced: am-bih-SIN-uh-struss, adj

Notes: You might be able to correctly guess the meaning of this word

Yesterday’s word

The word hypogeum means

  • an underground burial chamber
  • the underground part of a building, as in a vault
First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1700s

Background / Comments

The second definition above is only used when discussing ancient architecture. Our word comes to us from the Latin word hypogēum, which came from the Greek word hypógeion (underground chamber), which comes from hypo- (under) and (earth) and -ion [the neuter adjectival suffix].

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: