troglodytic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin troglodyticus, Ancient Greek τρωγλοδυτικός (trōglodutikós, of cave-/hole-dwellers) from τρωγλοδύτης (trōglodútēs, cave-/hole-dweller) from τρώγλη (trṓglē, hole) + δύω (dúō, enter, go into).

Adjective[edit]

troglodytic (comparative more troglodytic, superlative most troglodytic)

  1. Of or pertaining to troglodytes, or dwellers in caves.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Foremost of all, of course, were the sight of the fiery caves and the certainty that some troglodytic race inhabited them.