What is another word for ziggurat?

Pronunciation: [zˈɪɡjʊɹˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

A ziggurat is an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower, consisting of tiers of terraces, with a shrine at the summit. In terms of synonyms, one could use words such as temple tower, pyramid temple, stepped pyramid, or stepped temple to describe a ziggurat. Other words that could be used to describe ziggurats, but are not exact synonyms, are ancient architecture, Mesopotamian ruins, or ancient religious structures. Regardless of the word used, ziggurats are a unique and important part of ancient Near Eastern history and architecture, and their legacy continues to fascinate and intrigue people to this day.

Synonyms for Ziggurat:

What are the hypernyms for Ziggurat?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    monument, ancient architecture, religious structure, Stepped-pyramid.

What are the hyponyms for Ziggurat?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for ziggurat (as nouns)

Usage examples for Ziggurat

The "ziggurat" represented in its form the mountain of the world, and the halls ranged at its feet resembled approximately the accessory parts of the world; the temple of Merodach at Babylon comprised them all up to the chambers of fate, where the sun received every morning the tablets of destiny.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI."
Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Within the circuit of the city rose a mound, which the ancient builders had transformed, by the addition of masses of brickwork, into a nearly square platform, surmounted by the usual palace, temple, and ziggurat; it was enclosed within a wall of squared stone, the battlements of which remain to the present day.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)"
G. Maspero
The famous ziggurat of E-Sagila here mentioned was built in Seven Stages or Steps, each probably having its own distinctive colour.
"The Babylonian Legends of the Creation"
British Museum

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