Teocalli

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Teocalli Literally, God's house; a temple, usually of pyramidal form, such as were built by the aborigines of Mexico, Yucatan, etc. "And Aztec priests upon their teocallis Beat the wild war-drums made of serpent's skin."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n teocalli A structure of earth and stone or brick, used as a temple or place of worship by the Mexicans and other aborigines of America. They were generally solid four-sided truncated pyramids, built terrace-wise, with the temple proper on the platform at the summit. Many teocallis still remain in a more or less perfect state, as the so-called Pyramid of Cholula. Also teopan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Teocalli te-ō-kal′li one of the temples of the aborigines of Central America, which were erected on the top of a four-sided pyramid, and the remains of which are chiefly found in Mexico.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Mexican

Usage

In literature:

Stand up in teocalli, look on kill-stone.
"The Lost City" by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
There you were doomed to personate the Aztec god Tezcat, and were rescued by us when we captured the great teocalli.
"Montezuma's Daughter" by H. Rider Haggard
It was near the place where the great Teocalli stood, and where the principal monuments of Mexico were.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
TEOCALLI, among the ancient Mexicans a spirally-terraced pyramidal structure surmounted by a temple containing images of the gods.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
When the name of Quetzalcoatl was no longer heard from the teocalli of Cholula, that of Montezuma took its place.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
One large body, headed by the priests, made a stand upon the great central teocalli.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
The priests in the great teocallis, or temple pyramids, were beating the great drum of the war-god, Huitzilopocahtli.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Centre of all was the great Teocalli.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
One strong body headed by the priests got possession of the great teocalli.
"The True Story Book"
This monument, like all the Mexican teocallis or temples, is composed of several stages.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
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In news:

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