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autochthony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n autochthony nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Autochthony An aboriginal or autochthonous condition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autochthony The condition of being autochthonous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Autochthony the condition of being autochthonous
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.; made up of autos, self, chth┼Źn, chthonos, the soil; the Athenians claiming to have actually sprung from the soil on which they lived.