A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sepulcher)
a. tomb
El viejo rey está enterrado en un túmulo dentro de la catedral.The old king is buried in a tomb inside the cathedral.
2. (raised structure for coffin)
a. catafalque
Centenares de ciudadanos desfilaron ante el túmulo de su querido alcalde para presentarle sus respetos.Hundreds of citizens filed past the catafalque of their beloved mayor to pay their last respects.
3. (ancient burial site)
a. barrow
Se cree que el túmulo hallado por los arqueólogos se remonta a la época romana.It is believed the barrow found by the archeologists dates back to Roman times.
b. burial mound
El yacimiento arqueológico cuenta con un enorme túmulo de piedra.The archeological site boasts a huge stone burial mound.
c. tumulus
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
Los investigadores creen que estos túmulos se hicieron en la Edad del Hierro.Researchers think these tumuli were made in the Iron Age.
4. (geography)
a. mound
Los fenicios buscaban túmulos costeros donde ubicar sus colonias.The phoenicians looked for coastal mounds to locate their settlements.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sepulcro)
a. tomb
2. (montecillo)
a. burial mound
3. (catafalco)
a. catafalque
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1 (sepultura) tumulus; burial mound
2 (Geografía) mound
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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