noun pal·a·fitte

Definition of palafitte



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  1. :  an ancient dwelling built on piles over a lake; specifically :  a Neolithic lake dwelling in Switzerland or northern Italy

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Origin and Etymology of palafitte

French, from Italian palafitta, from palo stake, pile (from Latin palus) + fitto fixed, past participle of figgere to fix, from Latin figere to fix, fasten — more at pole, dike

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