Troglodytical
Troglodytic Trog`lo*dyt"ic, Troglodytical Trog`lo*dyt"ic*al, a. [L. troglodyticus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to a troglodyte, or dweller in caves. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • troglodytical — See troglodytic. * * * …   Universalium

  • troglodytical — troglodytic / ditˈik/ or troglodytˈical adjective Cave dwelling • • • Main Entry: ↑troglodyte …   Useful english dictionary

  • Troglodytic — Trog lo*dyt ic, Troglodytical Trog lo*dyt ic*al, a. [L. troglodyticus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to a troglodyte, or dweller in caves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • troglodyte — /ˈtrɒglədaɪt / (say trogluhduyt) noun 1. a cave dweller, especially one of those people thought to have lived in caves in prehistoric times: *to the Coober Pedy opal fields, delighted with the quaintness of this place, where a hundred men lived… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • troglodyte — n. 1 a cave dweller, esp. of prehistoric times. 2 a hermit. 3 derog. a wilfully obscurantist or old fashioned person. Derivatives: troglodytic adj. troglodytical adj. troglodytism n. Etymology: L troglodyta f. Gk troglodutes f. the name of an… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”