from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tomb or temple carved from the solid rock
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Egypt. archæol., a temple or part of a temple, or a tomb of some architectural importance, as distinguished from a mere tunnel or syringe, excavated in the solid rock; a grotto-temple or tomb, as at Beni-Hassan (see cut under hypogeum) and Abou Simbel (Ipsamboul).
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Hewn out of the solid cliff-side and lined with blocks of the finest limestone, this little speos contains two bas-relief subjects representing Queen Hatasu, in the costume of a royal prince, kneeling beside the Goddess Hathor, who is represented as a large red cow.
+ The Buddhist speos-temples -- so far as known the only extant halls of worship of that religion, except one at Sanchi -- are mostly in the Bombay Presidency, at Ellora, Karli, Ajunta, Nassick, and