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- n. A theory that some modern or attested language, such as Dutch, Turkish, or Hebrew, was the original language of mankind.
- n. An absurd etymology proposed as part of such a theory.
Johannes Goropius Becanus proposed such a theory, in which Brabantic, a Dutch dialect, was the language spoken in Paradise. (Wiktionary)
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