[ se-lahm ]
/ sɛˈlɑm /


the fossil remains of a three-year-old hominin, discovered in Ethiopia in 2000 and classified as Australopithecus afarensis: judged to be 100,000 years older than Lucy, whose remains had been found just a few miles north in 1974.

Origin of Selam

First recorded in 2005–10; from an Ethiopian language, e.g., Geez: literally, “peace” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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