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Meaning of MASTABA

Pronunciation:  'mastubu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an ancient Egyptian mudbrick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof; "the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba"

MASTABA is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mastabah
 See Also: grave, tomb



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mas"ta*ba\, n. Also Mastabah \Mas"ta*bah\ . [Ar.
ma[,c]tabah a large stone bench.]
1. In Mohammedan countries, a fixed seat, common in dwellings
   and in public places.

2. (Egyptology) A type of tomb, of the time of the Memphite
   dynasties, comprising an oblong structure with sloping
   sides (sometimes containing a decorated chamber, sometimes
   of solid masonry), and connected with a mummy chamber in
   the rock beneath.