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Catacombs vs. Labyrinth — What's the Difference?

Catacombs vs. Labyrinth — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Catacombs and Labyrinth

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Catacombs

Catacombs are man-made subterranean passageways for religious practice. Any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb, although the word is most commonly associated with the Roman Empire.

Labyrinth

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek: Λαβύρινθος, Labýrinthos) was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, the monster eventually killed by the hero Theseus.

Catacombs

Often catacombs An underground cemetery consisting of chambers or tunnels with recesses for graves.

Labyrinth

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.

Catacombs

An underground, often labyrinthine passageway.
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Labyrinth

Labyrinth Greek Mythology The maze in which the Minotaur was confined.

Catacombs

Plural of catacomb

Labyrinth

A design consisting of a single unbranching but highly convoluted path leading from the outside to the center of a usually circular or square space.

Labyrinth

Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction
A labyrinth of rules and regulations.

Labyrinth

A group of complex interconnecting anatomical cavities.

Labyrinth

See inner ear.

Labyrinth

(Greek mythology) A maze-like structure built by Daedalus in Knossos, containing the Minotaur.

Labyrinth

A complicated irregular network of passages or paths, especially underground or covered, in which it is difficult to find one's way.

Labyrinth

(gardening) A maze formed by paths separated by high hedges.

Labyrinth

(by extension) Anything complicated and confusing in structure, arrangement, or character.

Labyrinth

(anatomy) A tortuous anatomical structure:

Labyrinth

(anatomy) A complex structure in the inner ear which contains the organs of hearing and balance. It consists of bony cavities (the bony labyrinth) filled with fluid and lined with sensitive membranes (the membranous labyrinth).

Labyrinth

(zoology) An accessory respiratory organ of certain fish.

Labyrinth

Any of various satyrine butterflies of the genus Neope.

Labyrinth

To enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth

Labyrinth

To arrange in the form of a labyrinth

Labyrinth

To twist and wind, following a labyrinthine path

Labyrinth

To render lost and confused, as if in a labyrinth

Labyrinth

An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance; as, the Egyptian and Cretan labyrinths.

Labyrinth

Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden, having high hedges separating confusingly convoluted passages.

Labyrinth

Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
The serpent . . . fast sleeping soon he found,In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.
The labyrinth of the mind.

Labyrinth

An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.
I' the maze and winding labyrinths o' the world.

Labyrinth

The internal ear. See Note under Ear.

Labyrinth

A series of canals through which a stream of water is directed for suspending, carrying off, and depositing at different distances, the ground ore of a metal.

Labyrinth

A pattern or design representing a maze, - often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.

Labyrinth

Complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

Labyrinth

A complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium

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