te·​o·​cal·​li ˌtē-ə-ˈka-lē How to pronounce teocalli (audio) ˌtā-ə-ˈkä- How to pronounce teocalli (audio)
: an ancient temple of Mexico or Central America usually built upon the summit of a truncated pyramidal mound
also : the mound itself

Word History


Nahuatl teōcalli, from teōtl god + calli house

First Known Use

circa 1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teocalli was circa 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Teocalli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teocalli. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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