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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(pl. mausolea).

Any roofed building used as a tomb, detached or joined to another building (e.g. a church), containing coffins, sarcophagi, or urns, often on shelves. The term...

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mausoleum

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

• um • Graeme, graham • athenaeum, atheneum, coliseum, Liam, lyceum, mausoleum, museum, peritoneum, propylaeum, Te Deum •

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mausoleum

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

• um • Graeme, graham • athenaeum, atheneum, coliseum, Liam, lyceum, mausoleum, museum, peritoneum, propylaeum, Te Deum •

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mausoleum

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

meaning ‘a grand tomb’ (after that of the 4c bc king of Caria, Mausolus), has the plural form mausoleums.

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mausoleum

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

XVI. — L. mausōlēum — Gr. mausōleion the magnificent tomb of Mausōlus, king of Caria, erected 353 b.c. at

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Mausoleum

Mark J. Johnson and William Loerke.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 252 words.

(ἡρω̑ον), a monumental tomb. Late Antique mausoleums, like those of Diocletian at Split and Helena at Rome, were domed structures

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Mausoleum

E. P. McGowan.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 1067 words.

In general the term “mausoleum” refers to an aboveground sepulchral structure or temple tomb of substantial size for one or

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Mausoleum

Jodi Magness.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 633 words.

The term mausoleum refers to a type of sepulchral monument that takes its name from the tomb of Mausolus of

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mausoleum

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

The standard plural is mausoleums, but the far less frequent Latin plural mausolea is also used, despite its possible pretentiousness, particularly in British sources. ...

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mausoleum

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

(= a building containing a tomb or tombs) predominantly forms the plural mausoleums in all varieties of World English—though the

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mausoleum

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 66 words.

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An above‐ground storage structure for the dead which often comprised large and impressive sepulchral monuments. The original mausoleum was

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Mausoleum

Damie Stillman.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Architecture. 7486 words.

Monumental form of tomb. Its name is derived from one of the most famous buildings of antiquity, the funerary monument completed c. 350 bce at Halikarnassos in Asia Minor (see Halikarnassos...

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Centcelles, mausoleum

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 875 words.

Early Christian mausoleum in Catalonia, Spain, with an outstanding 4th-century mosaic cycle. It is situated 5 km north of Tarragona,

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Centcelles, mausoleum

M. Guardia.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 874 words.

Early Christian mausoleum in Catalonia, Spain, with an outstanding 4th-century mosaic cycle. It is situated 5 km north of Tarragona, which, as Tarraco, was the capital of the...

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Changling Mausoleum

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

January 2009; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 1339 words.

The Changling Mausoleum is the resting place of the Ming Yongle Emperor (reigned 1403–24 ), whose given name was Zhu Di and whose posthumous title is...

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mausoleum and tomb

in The Oxford Companion to Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 1084 words.

A mausoleum is a free-standing monumental structure for a tomb or tombs, sometimes with spaces for rituals and gatherings, or

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mausoleum

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(pl. mausolea).

Any roofed building used as a tomb, detached or joined to another building (e.g. a church), containing coffins, sarcophagi, or urns, often on shelves. The term...

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mausoleum

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 62 words.

Any roofed building used as a tomb, detached or joined to another building (e.g. a church), containing coffins, sarcophagi,

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mausoleum

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 240 words.

Mausolus, a satrap (governor) of Caria, in Asia Minor (now part of Turkey), was a virtually independent ruler of

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mausoleum

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 46 words.

The name was originally that of the tomb of Mausolus, King of Caria, to whom his wife Artemisia erected a

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Mausoleum

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 142 words.

The name was originally that of the tomb of Mausolus, king of Caria, to whom his wife Artemisia erected a

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