La Tène

adjective
\lä-ˈten, -ˈtān \

Definition of La Tène 

: of or relating to the later period of the Iron Age in Europe assumed to date from 500 b.c. to a.d. 1

First Known Use of La Tène

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for La Tène

La Tène, shallows of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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