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teocalli

[ tee-uh-kal-ee, tey-uh-kah-lee; Spanish te-aw-kah-yee ]
/ ˌti əˈkæl i, ˌteɪ əˈkɑ li; Spanish ˌtɛ ɔˈkɑ yi /
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noun, plural te·o·cal·lis [tee-uh-kal-eez, tey-uh-kah-leez; Spanish te-aw-kah-yees]. /ˌti əˈkæl iz, ˌteɪ əˈkɑ liz; Spanish ˌtɛ ɔˈkɑ yis/.
a ceremonial structure of the Aztecs, consisting of a truncated terraced pyramid supporting a temple.
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Origin of teocalli

1605–15; <Nahuatl, equivalent to teō(tl) god + calli house
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British Dictionary definitions for teocalli

teocalli
/ (ˌtiːəʊˈkælɪ) /

noun plural -lis
any of various truncated pyramids built by the Aztecs as bases for their temples

Word Origin for teocalli

C17: from Nahuatl, from teotl god + calli house
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