Esquimau
Eskimo Es"ki*mo, n.; pl. {Eskimos}. [Originally applied by the Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh.] (Ethnol.) One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race. [Written also {Esquimau}.] [1913 Webster]

{Eskimo dog} (Zo["o]l.), one of a breed of large and powerful dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed. Eskimo dog [1913 Webster]


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  • esquimau — esquimau, aude [ ɛskimo, od ] n. et adj. VAR. eskimo • 1691; var. anc. eskimau; nom donné aux habitants des terres arctiques par leurs ennemis 1 ♦ Habitant des terres arctiques de l Amérique et du Groenland. ⇒ inuit(seule appellation en français… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Esquimau — Es qui*mau, n.; pl. {Esquimaux}. [F.] Same as {Eskimo}. [1913 Webster] It is . . . an error to suppose that where an Esquimau can live, a civilized man can live also. McClintock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Esquimau — [es′kə mō΄] n. pl. Esquimaux [es′kəmō΄, es′kəmōz΄] or Esquimau archaic sp. of ESKIMO …   English World dictionary

  • esquimau — adj. 2 g. s. 2 g. Ver esquimó …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Esquimau — Eskimo Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Eskimo ou esquimau ou eskimau (plus rare) correspond généralement aux peuples Yupik et Inuit du grand nord canadien, de l Alaska et du Groenland.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Esquimau — n. (pl. aux) = ESKIMO. Etymology: F * * * Esquimauan, adj. /es keuh moh /, n., pl. Esquimaux / moh , mohz /, (esp. collectively) Esquimau, adj. a former spelling of Eskimo. * * * Esquimau /esˈki mō/ noun (pl Esquimaux /esˈki mōz/) A French spelli …   Useful english dictionary

  • Esquimau — noun (plural Esquimau or Esquimaux) Etymology: French, from Montagnais (Algonquian language) Date: 1744 Eskimo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Esquimau — Esquimauan, adj. /es keuh moh /, n., pl. Esquimaux / moh , mohz /, (esp. collectively) Esquimau, adj. a former spelling of Eskimo. * * * …   Universalium

  • esquimau — Es·qui·mau || eskɪməʊ adj. of or pertaining to esquimau n. (this term comes from Algonquin, meaning eater of raw flesh and is sometimes considered offensive) member of a people inhabiting the Arctic from Greenland to Eastern Siberia (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Esquimau — noun a) Eskimo (the language) b) Eskimo (the group of people) …   Wiktionary

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