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EtymologyEdit

From French Cro-Magnon, from Occitan Cròs-Manhon. Cro-Magnon is the name of a cave in the Dordogne, France, where the first skeletons were found in 1868.

Proper nounEdit

Cro-Magnon

  1. The cave where the first Cro-Magnon Man specimens were found, in Les Eyzies, France

NounEdit

Cro-Magnon (plural Cro-Magnons)

  1. The earliest known form of modern humans, Homo sapiens, to be found in Europe, dating from the late Paleolithic.

Usage notesEdit

The term has no formal status, since refers neither to a particular species or subspecies nor to an archaeological phase or culture. In current scientific literature, the term European early modern human is preferred.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Occitan Cròs-Manhon. Francization of the Occitan. Equivalent to creux +‎ Magnon. The name Manhon derives from manhon from Latin magnus.

Proper nounEdit

Cro-Magnon

  1. The cave where the first Cro-Magnon Man specimens were found, in Les Eyzies, France

NounEdit

Cro-Magnon m (plural Cro-Magnons)

  1. Ellipsis of homme de Cro-Magnon: Cro-Magnon, a variety of early homo sapiens found in Europe.

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