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nuraghe

[noo-rah-gey]
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noun, plural nu·ra·ghi [noo-rah-gee] /nuˈrɑ gi/, nu·ra·ghes.
  1. any of the large, tower-shaped, prehistoric stone structures found in Sardinia and dating from the second millennium b.c. to the Roman conquest.
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Origin of nuraghe

1820–30; < Sardinian; of obscure origin (presumably pre-L)
Related formsnu·ra·ghic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • On a hillock two or three miles distant, were the ruins of a Nuraghe, mellowed to a rich orange tint.

    Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia

    Thomas Forester

  • 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.