Abbevillian

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name derived from Abbeville, France (location of the archaeological sites).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌæb.əˈvɪl.i.ən/, /ˌæbˈvɪl.i.ən/, /ˌæbˈvil.i.ən/, /ˌæbˈvil.jən/, /ˌæb.əˈvil.jən/

Adjective[edit]

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Abbevillian (not comparable)

  1. (archaeology, dated) Of, or relating to any of various early Paleolithic sites, particularly in Europe, that are characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes.

Proper noun[edit]

Abbevillian

  1. (archaeology, dated) The earliest epoch of the early Paleolithic stage or tradition characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes, especially in Europe. [1930's][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Christine A. Lindberg (editor), The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition (Spark Publishing, 2007 [2002], ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4), page 1
  4. ^ William Morris (editor), The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1971 [1969]; American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.; ISBN 0-395-09066-0), page 1