Word of the Day – Autochthon

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autochthon (noun)


An original or indigenous inhabitant of a place; an aborigine.

Late 16th century: from Greek, literally ‘sprung from the earth’, from autos ‘self’ + khthōn ‘earth, soil’.

Example sentences

“There’s no doubting that Aboriginal Australians are the true autochthons of the land”

Word of the Day – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)


A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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