migdal (plural migdals)
- A fortified tower built in biblical times.
1924, The Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research:
- If we leave the citadels of walled cities hitherto studied out of consideration, because of the fact that they are planned to meet other contingencies, we find only one group of migdals which has been examined, though inadequately — the fortresses in the Negeb, knowledge of which we owe to Woolley and Lawrence (PEF Annuall, III, pp. 41, 3).
2005, William G. Dever, Did God Have a Wife?: Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel, ISBN 0802828523:
- The building has been called a “migdal” (Hebrew “fortress”) temple because of its massive walls, up to fifteen feet thick; its two towers at the entrance; and its presumed second or even third stories.
migdal m (plural migdali)
- almond (tree)
declension of migdal