adj. dated Archaeol.
of, relating to, or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Paleolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.
∎ [as n.] (the Eolithic)
the Eolithic period.
, polymathic, psychopathic, telepathic
, megalithic, Mesolithic, monolithic, mythic, neolithic, Palaeolithic (US
•Sothic • anacoluthic
•pelvic • civic • Bolshevik • Ludovic
•Keflavik • Menshevik • Reykjavik
•Chadwick • candlewick • Gatwick
•Sedgwick • Prestwick • bailiwick
•Warwick • Brunswick • Lerwick
•Herdwick • Ashkenazic • Keswick
, analgesic, mesic
•metaphysic • music
of, relating to, or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age
, preceding the Palaeolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.
The term is recorded from the late 19th century, and comes via French from Greek ēōs
‘dawn’ + lithikos