plural terramare
: a late Neolithic or early Bronze Age lake dwelling or settlement of northern Italy known from remains found in mounds of the Po valley

Word History


Italian, mound of crumbling earth (such as found in terramara settlements), terramara, probably from terra earth (from Latin) + Italian dialect mara marl, alteration of Italian marna, from Old French marne, alteration of marle

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“Terramara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terramara. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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