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autochthon


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autochthon  \Au*toch"thon\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Authochthons},  L. 
  {Autochthones}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  pl  ?,  from  the  land  itself 
  a'yto`s  self  +  ?  earth,  land.] 
  1.  One  who  is  supposed  to  rise  or  spring  from  the  ground  or 
  the  soil  he  inhabits;  one  of  the  original  inhabitants  or 
  aborigines;  a  native;  --  commonly  in  the  plural.  This 
  title  was  assumed  by  the  ancient  Greeks,  particularly  the 
  Athenians. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  original  to  a  particular  country,  or  which 
  had  there  its  origin. 




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