Ziggurat Definition

zĭgə-răt
ziggurats
noun
A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, in the form of a terraced pyramid with each story smaller than the one below it.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
zikuratzikkurat

Other Word Forms of Ziggurat

Noun

Singular:
ziggurat
Plural:
ziggurats

Origin of Ziggurat

  • Akkadian ziqqurratu temple tower from zaqāru to build high zqr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Akkadian ziqqurratu, from zaqāru.[Cuneiform?]

    From Wiktionary

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