mastaba

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noun mas·ta·ba \ˈmas-tə-bə\

Definition of mastaba

  1. :  an Egyptian tomb of the time of the Memphite dynasties that is oblong in shape with sloping sides and a flat roof

Origin and Etymology of mastaba

Arabic maṣṭaba stone bench


First Known Use: 1882


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