fib·u·la n. pl. fib·u·lae or fib·u·las An often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothing. [ Latin fhbula clasp from fhgere to fasten; See dhhg w- in Indo-European Roots.]

ne·crop·o·lis n. pl. ne·crop·o·lis·es or ne·crop·o·leis A cemetery, especially a large and elaborate one belonging to an ancient city. [Greek nekropolis nekro- necro- polis city]

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