teocalli

noun
te·​o·​cal·​li | \ ˌtē-ə-ˈka-lē How to pronounce teocalli (audio) , ˌtā-ə-ˈkä- How to pronounce teocalli (audio) \

Definition of teocalli

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

First Known Use of teocalli

circa 1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teocalli

Nahuatl teōcalli, from teōtl god + calli house

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The first known use of teocalli was circa 1613

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“Teocalli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teocalli. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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