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teocalli

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noun te·o·cal·li \ˌtē-ə-ˈka-lē, ˌtā-ə-ˈkä-\

Definition of teocalli

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



Origin and Etymology of teocalli

Nahuatl teōcalli, from teōtl god + calli house


First Known Use: circa 1613


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