- any of the large, tower-shaped, prehistoric stone structures found in Sardinia and dating from the second millennium b.c. to the Roman conquest.
Origin of nuraghe
1820–30; < Sardinian; of obscure origin (presumably pre-L)
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Examples from the Web for nuraghe
On a hillock two or three miles distant, were the ruins of a Nuraghe, mellowed to a rich orange tint.
Opinions as to the purposes for which the Nuraghe were erected are as various as those regarding their origin.
Whatever were the purposes of the Nuraghe, almost all writers on Sardinia consider these ancient structures of Eastern origin.
It is now established that in the Giants' Tombs of Sardinia we are to see the graves of the inhabitants of the nuraghe villages.
Another village, that which surrounds the nuraghe of Su Chiai, was protected by a wall of huge stones.