variants: or Merimdean \ mə̇ˈrimdēən \

Definition of Merimdian

: of or relating to an early Neolithic Egyptian culture of about 5000–4000 b.c. characterized by agriculture, animal husbandry, pottery, working in gold and silver, loom-weaving, coiled basketry, pit houses, and boats made of bundles of papyrus

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History and Etymology for Merimdian

Merimdeh, ruins on the western branch of the Nile in the Delta west of Ashmun, Egypt + English -an

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“Merimdian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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