la tene

la La Tène
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lah French la ten]
    • /lɑ French la ˈtɛn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lah French la ten]
    • /lɑ French la ˈtɛn/

Definitions of la tene words

  • adjective la tene Archaeology. designating the period or culture of the late Iron Age typified by the structural remains, swords, tools, utensils, etc., found at La Tène. Compare Hallstattan. 1
  • noun la tene a shallow area at the E end of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where these remains were found. 1
  • adjective la tene of or relating to a Celtic culture in Europe from about the 5th to the 1st centuries bc, characterized by a distinctive type of curvilinear decoration 0
  • noun la tene designating or of a Celtic Iron Age culture (c. 400-c. 15 b.c.) of central Europe, characterized by decorations in bronze, gold, and enamel on weapons, utensils, ornaments, etc. 0

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Origin of la tene

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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la tene popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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