La-tene definition

lä tĕn
Of or relating to a late Iron Age Celtic civilization dating from the fifth to the first century bc , influenced by contact with Mediterranean civilizations and flourishing throughout most of Europe north of the Alps until the Roman conquests.
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(proper) 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.
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Origin of la-tene

  • After La Tène , a district at the eastern end of the Lake of Neuchâtel in Switzerland

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition