Origin of ziggurat
Examples from the Web for ziggurat
The ziggurat was surrounded by an enclosure, some 400 yards square, the ingress and egress to which was by means of bronze gates.
But the things that took place on the ziggurat were invisible to them.Istar of Babylon|Margaret Horton Potter
This is the first known mention of the "horns" of a ziggurat, and the exact meaning of the word is doubtful.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation|British Museum
In the west corner stood a temple, with a stage-tower (ziggurat) adjoining.
The inscribed bricks proved that this chamber, like the ziggurat itself was built by Ur-Engur.
zikkurat or zikurat (ˈzɪkʊˌræt)
Word Origin for ziggurat
1858, from Assyrian ziqquratu "height, pinnacle," from zaqaru "to be high."