Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of autochthon.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of autochthons.

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Examples

  • Of ancient habitation &c. I gather not this opinion out of these wordes of Saxo (as some men do) that Island hath bene inhabited from the beginning or (to speake in one word) that the people of Island were autochthones, that is, earth-bred, or bred out of their owne soile like vnto trees and herbs: sithens it is euident that this Island scarse began to be inhabited no longer agoe then about 718 yeres since. 11

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Of ancient habitation &c. I gather not this opinion out of these wordes of Saxo (as some men do) that Island hath bene inhabited from the beginning or (to speake in one word) that the people of Island were autochthones, that is, earth-bred, or bred out of their owne soile like vnto trees and herbs: sithens it is euident that this Island scarse began to be inhabited no longer agoe then about 718 yeres since. 121

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • (to speake in one word) that the people of Island were autochthones, that is, earth-bred, or bred out of their owne soile like vnto trees and herbs: sithens it is euident that this Island scarse began to be inhabited no longer agoe then about 718 yeres since.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01

  • “The Arab al-Arabá” (or al — Aribah, or al-Urubíyat) are the autochthones, prehistoric, proto-historic and extinct tribes; for instance, a few of the Adites who being at Meccah escaped the destruction of their wicked nation, but mingled with other classes.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is a curious circumstance, in fact, that the animals and plants of the Northern Hemisphere are not only as well adapted to live in the Southern Hemisphere as its own autochthones, but are in many cases absolutely better adapted, and so overrun and extirpate the aborigines.

    Essays

  • That these remarkable human remains belonged to a period antecedent to the time of the Celts and Germans, and were in all probability derived from one of the wild races of North-western Europe, spoken of by Latin writers; and which were encountered as autochthones by the German immigrants.

    Essays

  • The first race, indigens or autochthones, are those sub-Caucasian tribes which may still be met with in the province of

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • True, there had been some small waverings on the part of the autochthones, but she had kept things rolling firmly in the proper direction.

    Hokas Pokas

  • True, there had been some small waverings on the part of the autochthones, but she had kept things rolling firmly in the proper direction.

    Hokas Pokas

  • "First I'll show you one of the autochthones: the Fwai-chi, as they are called."

    Marune: Alastor 933

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  • natives, or originals

    from Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

    July 19, 2009