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Meaning of "Olmec" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLMEC

Olmec  [ˈɒlmɛk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLMEC

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Olmec can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES OLMEC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Olmec

Olmec

The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The Olmec flourished during Mesoamerica's formative period, dating roughly from as early as 1500 BCE to about 400 BCE. Pre-Olmec cultures had flourished in the area since about 2500 BCE, but by 1600–1500 BCE, Early Olmec culture had emerged, centered on the San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán site near the coast in southeast Veracruz. They were the first Mesoamerican civilization and laid many of the foundations for the civilizations that followed. Among other "firsts", the Olmec appeared to practice ritual bloodletting and played the Mesoamerican ballgame, hallmarks of nearly all subsequent Mesoamerican societies. The aspect of the Olmecs most familiar now is their artwork, particularly the aptly named "colossal heads". The Olmec civilization was first defined through artifacts which collectors purchased on the pre-Columbian art market in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Olmec artworks are considered among ancient America's most striking.

Definition of Olmec in the English dictionary

The definition of Olmec in the dictionary is a member of an ancient Central American Indian people who inhabited the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico and flourished between about 1200 and 400 bc. Other definition of Olmec is of or relating to these people or their civilization or culture.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OLMEC


cumec
ˈkjuːmɛk
meck
mɛk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLMEC

Olomouc
oloroso
olpe
Olsen
Olsztyn

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLMEC

alec
arcsec
Aztec
codec
cosec
Dec
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elec
Lautrec
Liberec
Malbec
on spec
pec
Quebec
rec
sec
Sosnowiec
spec
tec
Toulouse-Lautrec

Synonyms and antonyms of Olmec in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Olmec» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLMEC

Find out the translation of Olmec to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Olmec from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Olmec» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奥尔梅克
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

olmeca
570 millions of speakers

English

Olmec
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Olmec
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأولمك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ольмеков
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

olmeca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওলমেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

olmèque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Olmec
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Olmeken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オルメカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

된 Olmec
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Olmec
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Olmec
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Olmec
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओल्मेक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

olmeca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Olmeków
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ольмеків
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

olmec
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Olmec
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Olmek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Olmecen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Olmec
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Olmec

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLMEC»

The term «Olmec» is normally little used and occupies the 115.480 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLMEC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Olmec

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLMEC»

Discover the use of Olmec in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Olmec and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica
Olmec Archaeology and Early Mesoamerica offers the most thorough and up-to-date book-length treatment of Olmec society and culture available.
Christopher Pool, 2007
2
The Olmec World
Examines Olmec art, society, and religious beliefs. Traces the efflorescence and decline of the Olmecs, but insists on the basic unity of all Mesoamerican civilization.
Ignacio Bernal, 1969
3
The Olmec & Their Neighbors: Essays in Memory of Matthew W. ...
Twenty-one papers on the Olmec were written for this volume in tribute to Matthew W. Stirling, "pioneer archaeologist, ethnologist, and the discoverer of the Olmec civilization."
Matthew Williams Stirling, Michael D. Coe, David C. Grove, 1981
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Farming, Hunting, and Fishing in the Olmec World
In this book, Amber VanDerwarker conducts the first multidisciplinary analysis of subsistence patterns at two Olmec settlements to offer a fuller understanding of how the development of political complexity was tied to both agricultural ...
Amber M. VanDerwarker, 2010
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Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture: The Unborn, Women, and ...
In Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture, she identifies the presence of women, human embryos, and fetuses in monuments and portable objects dating from 1400 to 400 BC and originating throughout much of Mesoamerica.
Carolyn E. Tate, 2012
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Olmec:
Discusses current theories concerning the ancient Olmec civilization, and shows examples of their carvings, sculpture, and ruins
Román Piña Chán, Laura Laurencich Minelli, 1989
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Olmec art of ancient Mexico
Highlights the art and culture of the Olmec, an ancient Mexican civilization, and its rediscovery in the 20th century. Includes footage of archeological excavations of Olmec sites at San Lorenzo, La Venta, and Chalcatzingo.
Elizabeth P. Benson, Beatriz de la Fuente, Marcia Castro-Leal, 1996
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Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks
This volume is the second in a series of catalogues that will treat objects in the Bliss Pre-Columbian Collection.
Karl A. Taube, 2004
9
Olmec to Aztec: Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands
This important book clearly demonstrates that the Gulf lowlands played a critical role in ancient Mesoamerica throughout the entirety of pre-Columbian history.
Barbara L. Stark, Philip J. Arnold, 1997
10
The Mystery of the Olmecs
Why are many Olmec statues and figurines seemingly of foreign peoples such as Africans, Europeans and Chinese? Is there a link with Atlantis? In this heavily illustrated book, join Childress in search of the lost cities of the Olmecs!
David Hatcher Childress, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLMEC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Olmec is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mystery of a Mayan king revealed in 1600-year-old stone tablet …
Instead is resembles imagery associated with the earlier Olmec civilisation of the Gulf Coast and experts believe it may help shed light on the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
UTSA offers archaeological youth camp
The Mesoamerican Archaeology Camp gives kids a chance to learn about ancient cultures like the Olmec, Aztec, Maya and Mixtec. Kids also ... «FOX 29, Jul 15»
3
Master of the Hunt, 54, has cut-price gender reassignment surgery in …
So, instead she turned to help from abroad, visiting gender surgeon Dr Narendra Kaushik, head of Olmec Cosmetic Surgery, in Delhi, India, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Book of Mormon apologetics and scholarship
There was no Olmec-shaped hole in Mesoamerican studies before their distinct historical presence was recognized. And then they were ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
5
Mamma Maya! Old-World Eats in Guatemala
... seeking to feed a hungry king, and the earliest known use is often associated with the Olmec, a predecessor of the Maya in southern Mexico. «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
6
Discovery of one of Mesoamerica's oldest known ancient pyramidal …
"The tomb exhibits Olmec rather than Maya affinities. Jade beads fashioned into duck heads, clamshells, pumpkin-shaped gourds, and bamboo ... «Popular Archaeology, Jul 15»
7
An ancient bean
Chocolate originated in South America, dating back to 1900 BC, to pre-Olmec cultures. For them, it was a bitter drink, often mixed with spices. «Chippewa Herald, Jul 15»
8
Contemporary Biblical Story exhibition
Ancient Olmec creations are found in Mexico as well as the Mexican Maize Gods of the ancient Mayans. In India the vast number of ancient ... «Santa Barbara Independent, Jul 15»
9
Top Ten Kid Shows Of The 90s!
A large talking head called Olmec was helpful in ways as he knew secrets behind the temple treasures. If I could have played on this show, I'd ... «BSCkids, Jul 15»
10
Inside Frida Kahlo's garden
Kahlo with an Olmec figurine in 1939. Photo: Nickolas Murray Photo Archives. Many of these plants found their way on to her body - she often ... «Daily Life, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Olmec [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/olmec>. Oct 2020 ».
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