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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among the ancient Romans: A cage or den for wild beasts, etc.; literally, any cavity or hollow place.
  • n. In general, the auditorium of a theater or amphitheater: so called from its concave form, and by analogy with the similar application by the Greeks of the word κοιλον, a hollow.


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