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archaeology

ar·chae·ol·o·gy [or] ar·che·ol·o·gy

archaeology [or] archeology

pronunciation:
ar ki a lih ji
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part of speech: noun
definition: the study of past human life. An archaeologist digs up and then studies objects such as pottery, tools, and buildings.
derivation: archaeologist (n.)
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The word archaeology contains the following part:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto