from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as teocalli.


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  • As for the other religious terms, 2 are Nahuatl: teocalli ` temple 'and teopan ` temple grounds'; 2 are Quechua: huaca or guaca ` an ancient Peruvian sacred object, such as a mountain, animal, shrine, or artifact, inhabited by a god or spirit 'and huaco or guaco ` a pre-Columbian relic of Peru,' as an object discovered in a tomb; and one is Mayan: cenote ` a natural well or sinkhole into which sacrificial offerings were thrown during ceremonies. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3 1983


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