Ziggurat meaning

zĭgə-răt
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A temple tower of ancient Mesopotamia, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
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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.
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A temple tower of the ancient Mesopotamian valley, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.
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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