This month, I’m exploring words named after people.
I started with January.
Today the mausoleum is thought of as a repository for our lost loved ones and part of what make historic cemeteries beautiful, peaceful places of quietude.
Originally, however, the word had a very specific meaning as the tomb of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.part of the Greek Empire in the 4th century B.C.E. The mausoleum is considered
Words like mausoleum— that once honored or defamed a person— eventually crossover to the point we no longer even realize who the word refers to. We don’t even capitalize mausoleum, so how would you know?