heliolithic

adjective

he·​li·​o·​lith·​ic
¦hēlēə¦lithik
1
: marked by, observing, or associated with practices (as sun worship and the erection of megaliths) held by some diffusionists to constitute a single widespread neolithic culture originating in Egypt
heliolithic culture
heliolithic peoples
heliolithic monuments
2
: postulating an Egyptian origin for heliolithic traits found as the basis of higher culture in many parts of the world
the heliolithic theory

Word History

Etymology

heli- entry 1 + -lithic

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“Heliolithic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heliolithic. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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