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tŭmŭlus , i, m. (late Lat. in the
I.neutr.: HOC TVMVLVM, Inscr. Rein. cl. 20, 197) [tumeo; cf. also tumor and tumidus], a raised heap of earth, a mound, hill, hillock (freq. and class.; cf.: agger, moles).
II. In partic., a sepulchral mound, barrow, tumulus (cf. sepulcrum): “(Demetrius) super terrae tumulum noluit quid statui nisi columellam, etc.,Cic. Leg. 2, 26, 66: “(Alexander) cum in Sigaeo ad Achillis tumulum astitisset,id. Arch. 10, 24; id. poët. Tusc. 3, 27, 65; Quint. 7, 3, 31: “tumulum facere,Verg. E. 5, 42: “hostilem ad tumulum,id. A. 3, 322: “statuent tumulum,id. ib. 6, 380: “tumulo dare corpora,Ov. M. 2, 326; 4, 157; id. F. 3, 547; id. Tr. 3, 3, 72: “tumulum Varianis legionibus structum,Tac. A. 2, 7: “reliquiae tumulo Augusti inferebantur,id. ib. 3, 3: “honorarius,” i. e. a sepulchral monument, cenotaph, Suet. Claud. 1; “called also inanis,Verg. A. 6, 505.
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