teocalli


te·o·cal·li

noun \ˌtē-ə-ˈka-lē, ˌtā-ə-ˈkä-\

Definition of TEOCALLI

:  an ancient temple of Mexico or Central America usually built upon the summit of a truncated pyramidal mound; also :  the mound itself

Origin of TEOCALLI

Nahuatl teōcalli, from teōtl god + calli house
First Known Use: circa 1613

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