aboriginal
I. adjective Date: 1667 1. being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region <
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2. a. of or relating to aborigines b. often capitalized of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia Synonyms: see nativeaboriginally adverb II. noun Date: 1767 1. aborigine 1 2. often capitalized aborigine 2

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  • Aboriginal — Ab o*rig i*nal, a. [See {Aborigines}.] 1. First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America. Mantled o er with aboriginal turf. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindu of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aboriginal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous. 2) (Aboriginal) relating to the Australian Aboriginals. ► NOUN 1) an aboriginal inhabitant. 2) (Aboriginal) a member of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Aboriginal — Ab o*rig i*nal, n. 1. An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines. [1913 Webster] 2. An animal or a plant native to the region. [1913 Webster] It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. Darwin. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aboriginal — index incipient, native (domestic), prime (original), primordial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • aboriginal — [ab΄ə rij′ə nəl] adj. [< ABORIGINE + AL] 1. existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous 2. of or characteristic of aborigines n. an aboriginal animal, plant, or person SYN. NATIVE aboriginally adv …   English World dictionary

  • aboriginal — aboriginal. См. автохтон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • aboriginal — (adj.) 1660s, first, earliest, especially in reference to inhabitants of lands colonized by Europeans, from aborigines (see ABORIGINE (Cf. aborigine)) + AL (Cf. al) (1); specific Australian sense is from 1820. The noun is attested from 1767.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aboriginal — adj. 2 g. O mesmo que aboriginário.   ‣ Etimologia: latim Aborigines, um, primeiros habitantes de um país + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • aboriginal — indigenous, autochthonous, *native Analogous words: primitive, primordial, primeval, pristine (see PRIMARY): savage, barbaric, *barbarian, barbarous Contrasted words: sequent, successive (see CONSECUTIVE): advanced, progressive (see LIBERAL):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aboriginal — [adj] belonging to one, existing in a place since prehistory ancient, earliest, endemic, first, indigenous, native, original, primary, primeval, primitive, primordial; concept 549 Ant. foreign …   New thesaurus

  • Aboriginal — Flagge der Aborigines Die Aborigines (englisch [ˌæbəˈɹɪdʒɪniːz], „Ureinwohner“) sind die Ureinwohner Australiens. Sie besiedelten vor etwa 40.000 bis 50.000 Jahren den Kontinent. Aborigines sind kein einheitliches Volk, sondern bestehen aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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