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An example of a mausoleum.

EtymologyEdit

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.

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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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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: mau‧so‧le‧um

NounEdit

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

  1. mausoleum



Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

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

  1. a mausoleum

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. a mausoleum

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