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