cubiculum


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cubiculum

1. In ancient Roman architecture, a bedchamber.
2. A mortuary chapel attached to a church.
3. A burial chamber having, on its walls, compartments for the reception of the dead.
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For example, the ceremony opens with the antiphon 'Amo Christum in cujus thalamo introivi', an echo of 'introduxit me in cubiculum suum'; this antiphon perhaps gives added resonance to the line 'To Krystegh chambre that art ichose' (904).