tholos


tholos

noun, plural tho·loi [thoh-loi] /ˈθoʊ lɔɪ/.

  1. (in classical architecture)
    1. a circular building.
    2. a small, round structure, as a lantern.
    3. a circular subterranean tomb, lined with masonry.
  2. a subterranean domed tomb chamber of the Mycenaean age.

noun plural -loi (-lɔɪ)

  1. a dry-stone beehive-shaped tomb associated with the Mycenaean culture of Greece in the 16th to the 12th century bc

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