Hallstatt

adjective
Hall·​statt | \ ˈhȯl-ˌstat How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio) ; ˈhäl-ˌshtät How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio) , -ˌstät \
variants: or less commonly Hallstadt

Definition of Hallstatt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the earlier period of the Iron Age in Europe

Hallstatt

geographical name
Hall·​statt | \ ˈhȯl-ˌstat How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio) , ˈhäl-ˌshtät \

Definition of Hallstatt (Entry 2 of 2)

village in west central Austria on the shore of Hall*stät*ter Lake \ ˈhȯl-​ˌste-​tər How to pronounce Hallstatt (audio) , ˈhäl-​ˌshte-​ \

Note: Archaeological excavations of a nearby burial site which was discovered in 1846 yielded some human bodies and artifacts dating from the late Bronze Age and the early Iron Age. The Hallstatt culture of central and western Europe which is represented by the artifacts takes its name from the village.

First Known Use of Hallstatt

Adjective

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hallstatt

Adjective

Hallstatt, Austria

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The first known use of Hallstatt was in 1899

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“Hallstatt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallstatt. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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