noun (pl=mausoleums, pl2=mausolea)
Etymology: From Middle English mausoleum < Latin mausÅlÄum < Greek mausÅleion < Greek mausÅlos; names for w:Mausolus, Mausolus, satrap of the Persian empire and ruler of Caria
- A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs.
- A gloomy, usually large room or building.
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