from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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- noun rare An
undergroundroom, a cellar, a vault.
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The distinguished antiquary, Le Père de la Croix, now undertook the investigation, and discovered that these latter were the tombs of Christians, and that they surrounded a hypogee Martyrium.
Gaul rejoiced in having had its soil watered with the blood of many witnesses to the Faith, consequently it had numerous hypogee chapels, and when, to the Martyrs were added hermits, abbots, bishops, devout women, and confessors of all descriptions, their underground tombs became extraordinarily numerous, and were resorted to with great devotion.
The hypogee was sunk nine feet in the rock, but the roof must have shown above ground.
In France is the hypogee opening out of the early church of S. Victor at Marseilles.
The opening into the hypogee is in the middle of a field, and there are no indications around of the deposition of the material extracted in the formation of the retreat, so as to betray its presence.
In casting a nativity they observed four signs: -- the horoscope, or sign which arose at the time one was born; the mid-heaven; the sign opposite the horoscope towards the west; and the hypogee. monthly prognosticators -- those who at each new moon profess to tell thereby what is about to happen.