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aborigine

ab·o·rig·i·ne

aborigine

pronunciation:
ae b rI j ni
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an original or first inhabitant of an area, esp. a member of a tribe native to Australia.
synonyms:
aboriginal, native
similar words:
primitive
definition 2: (pl.) the plants or animals native to a region.
synonyms:
aboriginals, natives
similar words:
locals
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The word aborigine contains the following parts:
ab-, abs- Latin prefix that means from, away from
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Most words containing the prefix ab- , abs- are Latin loanwords, so the bases are Latin roots. ab- becomes abs- before bases beginning with "t," such as "tract."
orig Latin root that means beginning
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