Pronounced: pie-NEE-tuhm, noun

Notes: Your guess may be right

Yesterday’s word

The word autochthonous means

  • indigenous, native
  • formed or originating in the place where found
First usage

This word showed up in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

Our word in usually used in scientific and academic writings these days. In ancient Athens, their word for any trueborn Athenian was autochthon; from auto- (self) and chthon (earth).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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