Authochthons
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. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is original to a particular country, or which had there its origin. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Autochthones — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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