The pyramids at Giza are flanked by large cemeteries containing hundreds of mastabas.
Origin of mastaba
- Arabic masṭaba, maṭṭaba stone bench from Aramaic masṭabtā, maṭṭabtā bench, dais perhaps from Greek stibas bed of straw, bed, grave or perhaps of Iranian origin perhaps akin to Persian satāvand portico, balcony
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Arabic Ù…ÙØµÙ’Ø·ÙŽØ¨ÙŽØ© (misTabat, “bench").