Kulturkreis

noun Kul·tur·kreis \-ˌkrīs\

Definition of Kulturkreis

plural

Kulturkreise

\-īzə\
  1. :  a culture complex developing in successive epochs from its center of origin and becoming diffused over large areas of the world the horse-raising peoples in the primary herding Kulturkreise — Lawrence Krader the concept of the Kulturkreise developed by the Vienna school of ethnology

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Origin and Etymology of kulturkreis

German, from kultur + kreis area, circle, from Old High German kreiz circular line, encirclement, district; akin to Middle Low German kreit, krēt circle, enclosed dueling space, Old High German krizzōn to scratch in (as letters), krazzōn to scratch — more at scratch


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