Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural Mithraea /mɪˈθriːə/)
A sanctuary or temple of the god Mithras.
- 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).
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