troglodyte

  • 1 troglodyte — [ trɔglɔdit ] n. m. • 1721; n. de peuple XIIe; lat. troglodyta, peuple sauvage d Afrique; gr. trôglodutês « qui entre dans des trous » 1 ♦ Habitant d une excavation naturelle (caverne, grotte), et par ext. d une demeure aménagée dans la terre, le …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Troglodyte — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Troglodyte (créature fantastique) et Troglodyte (oiseau) …

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  • 3 Troglodyte — Trog lo*dyte, n. [L. troglodytae, pl., Gr. ? one who creeps into holes; ? a hole, cavern (fr. ? to gnaw) + ? enter: cf. F. troglodyte.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Troglodyte — may refer to:* A member of a primitive race or tribe of cave dwellers, a caveman. * A person who lives in seclusion, a hermit. * One of a group of people who built homes into the faces of cliffs, connected by underground passageways, such as in… …

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  • 5 troglodyte — cave dweller, 1550s, from L. troglodytae (plural), from Gk. troglodytes cave dweller, lit. one who creeps into holes, from trogle hole (from trogein to gnaw; see TROUT (Cf. trout)) + dyein go in, dive in …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 troglodyte — ► NOUN 1) a cave dweller. 2) a person who is deliberately ignorant or old fashioned. DERIVATIVES troglodytic adjective. ORIGIN Greek tr glodut s, from the name of an Ethiopian people, influenced by tr gl …

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  • 7 troglodyte — [träg′lə dīt΄] n. [L troglodyta < Gr trōglodytēs, one who creeps into holes, cave dweller < trōglē, a hole, cave (< trōgein, to gnaw < IE * trōg < base * ter , to rub, grind > THROW) + dyein, to creep in, enter] 1. any of the… …

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  • 8 troglodyte — (tro glo di t ) s. m. 1°   Nom d un ancien peuple d Afrique qui vivait dans des cavernes.    Se dit, en général, de tous les peuples sauvages qui habitent des cavernes ou qui se creusent des demeures souterraines. •   Il y avait en Arabie un… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 troglodyte — [[t]trɒ̱glədaɪt[/t]] troglodytes 1) N COUNT A troglodyte is someone who lives in a cave. [FORMAL] 2) N COUNT If you refer to someone as a troglodyte, you mean that they are unsophisticated and do not know very much about anything. He dismissed… …

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  • 10 troglodyte — UK [ˈtrɒɡlədaɪt] / US [ˈtrɑɡləˌdaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms troglodyte : singular troglodyte plural troglodytes 1) someone who lived in a cave thousands of years ago 2) impolite an insulting word for someone who is stupid or does not know… …

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  • 11 troglodyte — nm. (oiseau) : kriva siza <troglodyte mignon> nm. (Albanais) ; ijé d shâla (Cordon). E. : Roitelet …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 12 troglodyte — noun Etymology: Latin troglodytae, plural, from Greek trōglodytai, from trōglē hole, cave (akin to Greek trōgein to gnaw, Armenian aracem I lead to pasture, graze) + dyein to enter Date: 1555 1. a member of any of various peoples (as in… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 TROGLODYTE — n. m. Habitant d’une caverne, d’une demeure creusée dans le roc. En termes d’Histoire naturelle, il se dit d’un Genre d’oiseaux qui se nourrissent d’insectes. Il se dit aussi d’une Espèce de singes. Voyez CHIMPANZÉ …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 troglodyte — troglodytic /trog leuh dit ik/, troglodytical, adj. troglodytism /trog leuh duy tiz euhm/, n. /trog leuh duyt /, n. 1. a prehistoric cave dweller. 2. a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character. 3. a person living in seclusion. 4. a… …

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  • 15 troglodyte — noun /ˈtɹɒɡlədaɪt,ˈtɹɒɡləʊdaɪt,ˈtrɑɡlədaɪt,ˈtrɑɡloʊdaɪt/ a) A member of a supposed prehistoric race that lived in caves or holes, a caveman. The cave was populated by albino scorpions, blind salamanders, and other troglodytes. b) Anything that… …

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  • 16 troglodyte —    A human cave dweller [10]. Examples would be early ‘cave man’ …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 17 troglodyte — Synonyms and related words: Bronze Age man, Goth, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Neanderthal, Stone Age man, aboriginal, aborigine, ancient, animal, antediluvian, anthropoid, ape man, autochthon, barbarian, brute, bushman, cave dweller, caveman, fossil …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 troglodyte — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A prehistoric cave dweller] Syn. cave man, savage, aborigine; see hominid . 2. [A recluse] Syn. hermit, solitary, ascetic; see hermit . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n caveman, cave dweller, Neanderthal, anthropoid, brute,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 troglodyte — trog|lo|dyte [ˈtrɔglədaıt US ˈtra:g ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: troglodytae (plural), from Greek, from trogle hole, cave + dyein to enter ] someone who lived in a ↑cave in ↑prehistoric times …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 troglodyte — trog|lo|dyte [ traglə,daıt ] noun count 1. ) IMPOLITE an insulting word for someone who is stupid or does not know how to behave correctly in social situations 2. ) TECHNICAL someone who lived in a CAVE thousands of years ago …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English