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ziggurat (n.)

also zikkurat, 1858, from Assyrian ziqquratu "height, pinnacle," from zaqaru "to be high."

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Definitions of ziggurat

ziggurat (n.)
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians;
Synonyms: zikkurat / zikurat
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