from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of urban explorer who illegally visits the ancient "catacombs" (actually ancient quarries linked by tunnels) beneath Paris.
  • n. Any individual who explores subterranean quarries, mines, or catacombs.


From French cataphile (Wiktionary)


  • To be a cataphile, it helps to have feline nerves.

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  • "Put your feet like mine," our cataphile offered, adjusting his headlamp.

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  • Suddenly, there was singing and shouting and laughing in the distance: We had stepped into the world of cataphile art.

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