loculi


loculi

loculus [lok-yuh-luh s] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural loc·u·li [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈlɒk yəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/. Biology. locule. Ecclesiastical. a compartment in an altar, in which relics are kept. a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, where a body or cinerary urn was placed. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of loculus 1855–60; New Latin, special use of Latin loculus, diminutive of locus place; see locus, -ule Related formsin·ter·loc·u·lus, noun, plural in·ter·loc·u·li. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for loculi Historical Examples of loculi

  • Sometimes the loculi were excavated with mathematical precision.

    The Catacombs of Rome

    William Henry Withrow

  • The loculi are of all sizes, from that of the infant of an hour to that of an adult man.

    The Catacombs of Rome

    William Henry Withrow

  • It had no loculi, but recesses in the wall to receive sarcophagi.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5

    Various

  • Near this a whole region of galleries has been brought to light with loculi intact.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5

    Various

  • A short distance from the entrance, I came to a vestibule surrounded with loculi or rock-hewn graves.

    Roman Mosaics

    Hugh Macmillan

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