Definition of predynastic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēˌdīˈnastik/ Pronunciation: /ˌprēdə-/


Relating to a period before the normally recognized dynasties, especially in ancient Egypt before about 3000 bc.
Example sentences
  • Many terracotta figurines survive from civilizations of the Stone Age, predynastic Egypt, and ancient Crete.
  • She later went on to conduct her own excavations at the predynastic village of North Sapur, Hemmamiya.
  • There was a determined attempt to impose order on the multitude of gods and religious beliefs that had existed since predynastic times… and the sun-god Re became the supreme royal god, with the king taking the title of Son of Re ’.

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Syllabification: pre·dy·nas·tic

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