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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: teonanacatl
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tenzon
All Words Near: teocalli

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up teocalli? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).