Definition of Mastabah

1. Noun. An ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof. "The Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba"

Exact synonyms: Mastaba
Generic synonyms: Grave, Tomb



Definition of Mastabah

1. mastaba [n -S] - See also: mastaba

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mastabah

mast
mast-
mast-cell
mast cell
mast cell leukaemia
mast cells
mast climbing
mast leukocyte
mast seeding
mastaba
mastabah (current term)
mastabahs
mastabas
mastadenitis
mastadenoma
mastadenovirus
mastalgia
mastalgias
mastatrophy
mastauxe
mastaxes
mastectomee
mastectomies
mastectomy

Literary usage of Mastabah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manners & Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane (1908)
"The shopkeeper generally sits upon the mastabah, unless he be obliged to ... Not more than two persons can sit conveniently upon the mastabah of a shop, ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1902)
"If the life of the king were prolonged, he added new outside layers of stone, following the outline of the first structure, thus enlarging the mastabah or ..."

3. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton, Isabel Burton, Stanley Lane-Poole (1906)
"Opposite the mastabah was a ... I had scarcely composed myself upon the carpeted mastabah, when the remainder ..."

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