from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small room, especially a bedroom, typically those small rooms found on the upper floor of a Roman house.
  • n. A small room carved out of the wall of a catacomb, used as mortuary chapels, and in Roman times, for Christian worship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In archœol., a burial-chamber having round its walls loculi or compartments for the reception of the dead. See catacomb.
  • n. A mortuary chapel attached to a church.


From Latin cubiculum ("bedroom"), from cubō ("lie down") (Wiktionary)



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