Definitions

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  • n. a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

Etymologies

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1922, shortened from aborigine.

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  • Etymology
    From ab- ‎(“from, away from”) +‎ oleō ‎(“increase, grow”).

    Pronunciation
    (Classical) IPA(key): /aˈbo.le.oː/, aˈbɔ.ɫe.oː

    Verb
    aboleō ‎(present infinitive abolēre, perfect active abolēvī, supine abolitum); second conjugation

    I retard, check the growth of.
    I destroy, efface, abolish; terminate.
    (in passive) I die, decay.

    June 16, 2016