Abderite
Abderite Ab*de"rite, n. [L. Abderita, Abderites, fr. Gr. 'Abdhri`ths.] An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace. [1913 Webster]

{The Abderite}, Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher. [1913 Webster]


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  • Abderite — n. resident of Abdera; stupid person (Ancient Greek usage) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abderite — ab·de·rite …   English syllables

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  • Democritus — Full name Democritus Born ca. 460 BC Abdera, Thrace Died ca. 370 BC (Aged 90) Era …   Wikipedia

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