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He is earth-born, autochthon, and holds possession by descent.

Autochthon, aw-tok′thon, n. one of the primitive inhabitants of a country: an aboriginal:—pl.

To the third pair of twins he gave the name Mneseus to the elder, and Autochthon to the one who followed him.

Tchekoff is a true product of Russian literature, an autochthon plant, nourished by his natal sap.

To the elder of the third pair of twins he gave the name Mneseus, and Autochthon to the one who followed him.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "one sprung from the soil he inhabits" (plural autochthones), from Greek autokhthon "aborigines, natives," literally "sprung from the land itself," used of the Athenians and others who claimed descent from the Pelasgians, from auto- "self" (see auto-) + khthon "land, earth, soil" (see chthonic).

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