The first inhabitants of a country or area of land. In Greek mythology, the autochthons were supposed to have sprung from the rocks and trees. ...
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Au·toch'thon noun ; plural English Authochthons Latin Autochthones [ Latin , from Greek ..., plural ..., from the land itself; a'yto`s self + ... earth, land.] 1. One who is supposed to rise or spring from the gr...
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• (n.) One who is supposed to rise or spring from the ground or the soil he inhabits; one of the original inhabitants or aborigines; a native; -- commonly in the plural. This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly the Athenians. • (n.) That which is original to a particular ...
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(from the article `Cecrops`) ...as arbiter during the dispute between the deities Athena and Poseidon for the possession of Attica (the west pediment of the Parthenon shows the ...
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autochthon 1. The earliest known inhabitants of a place, or earliest known dwellers in any country; an aborigine. 2. Someone who is supposed to have risen, or have sprung, from the ground, or the soil he is currently inhabiting; a 'son of the soil'. This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, pa...
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The Latin / Greek word (autos = self-Chthon, = earth) means "long-established indigenous, down to earth" and in relation with Geology and Biology "at the site caused or occurring" (the opposite is allochthonous, that is created elsewhere - not at the archaeological site at home)....
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