Definition of Autochthon

1. Noun. The earliest known inhabitants of a region.

Generic synonyms: Primitive, Primitive Person



Definition of Autochthon

1. n. 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.

Definition of Autochthon

1. Noun. The earliest inhabitant of an area, an aborigine. ¹

2. Noun. (geology) An autochthonous rock formation. ¹

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Definition of Autochthon

1. [n -ES or -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autochthon

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autochthon (current term)
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Literary usage of Autochthon

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... autochthon ("Earth-born Aboriginal") who mixed straw with clay for ... or autochthon (afterwards called Ouranos, Uranus), whose sister was Gë, " Earth. ..."

2. The Great Valley by Edgar Lee Masters (1916)
"VII autochthon In a rude country some four thousand miles From Charles' and Alfred's birthplace you were born, In the same year. ..."

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