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Mithraeum

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Pronunciation: /mɪˈθriːəm
 
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Definition of Mithraeum in English:

noun (plural Mithraea /-ˈθriːə/)

A sanctuary or temple of the god Mithras.
Example sentences
  • Three Mithraea have been excavated, at London, Carrawburgh, and Housesteads (Northumberland).
  • In the Aventine Mithraeum the followers of the god were shown in procession offering their gifts.
  • The Mithraea were spread all over the Roman empire and some 50 of these caves still exist in Rome today.

Origin

late Latin, from Latin Mithras (see Mithras).

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