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==English==
 
==English==
 
===Alternative forms===
 
* [[abderian]]
 
   
 
===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
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===Adjective===
 
===Adjective===
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# {{context|usually|capitalized|not comparable}} Of or belonging to [[Abdera]] or its people.
 
# Foolish; [[absurd]]; [[ridiculous]].
 
   
====Antonyms====
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# Of or belonging to [[Abdera]] or its people.
* {{sense|foolish}} {{l|en|agelastic}}
 
   
 
===References===
 
===References===

Revision as of 04:57, 27 August 2012

English

Etymology

From Abdera, a town in Thrace, of which place Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher, was a native, +‎ -ian.

Pronunciation

Adjective

Abderian (not comparable)

  1. Of or belonging to Abdera or its people.

References

  1. ^ 1976 [1909], Gove, Philip Babcock editor, Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged, Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., ISBN 0-87779-101-5, page 2: