Ae·​ne·​o·​lith·​ic ā-ˌē-nē-ō-ˈli-thik How to pronounce Aeneolithic (audio)
: of or relating to a transitional period between the Neolithic and Bronze ages in which some copper was used

Word History


Latin aēneus, aēnus "made of bronze (or another alloy of copper)" (from aer-, aes "bronze, brass, copper" + -nus, -n-eus, suffixes of materials) + -o- + -lithic — more at ore entry 1

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aeneolithic was in 1886

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“Aeneolithic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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