nuraghe

noun

nu·​ra·​ghe
nüˈrägā
plural nuraghi
-gē
or nuraghes
: a large stone structure of Sardinia built in the shape of a truncated cone and held to date from the bronze age
the nuraghi … are easily the equal of the sphinx in mystery and grandeurP. E. Deutschman
nuraghic adjective

Word History

Etymology

Italian (Sardinian dialect), perhaps from Nura, Nurra, locality in Nuoro province, central Sardinia, Italy

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“Nuraghe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuraghe. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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