Autochthon meaning

ô-tŏkthən
One that originated or was formed where it is found, especially a rock formation that has not been displaced.
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One of the earliest known inhabitants of a place; an aborigine.
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An indigenous plant or animal.
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Any of the earliest known inhabitants of a place; aborigine.
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Any indigenous animal or plant.
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The earliest inhabitant of an area, an aborigine.
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(geology) An autochthonous rock formation.
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Origin of autochthon

  • Greek autokhthōn auto- auto- khthōn earth dhghem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek αὐτόχθων (autokhthōn, “indigenous”), from αὐτός (auto-) + χθών (khthōn, “earth, soil”).

    From Wiktionary