noun hai·kal \ˈhīˌkäl, ˈhāˌ-\

Definition of haikal



  1. 1 :  a sanctuary of a Coptic church cut off from the nave by a screen and containing three altars

  2. 2 :  the main altar

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Origin and Etymology of haikal

Syriac haykal & Hebrew hēkhāl, from Assyro-Babylonian ēkallu, from Sumerian e gal temple, palace, from e house + gal great

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