noun (plural Mithraea /-ˈθriːə/)
- A sanctuary or temple of the god Mithras.More 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.
late Latin, from Latin Mithras (see Mithras).