goropism

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Etymology[edit]

Johannes Goropius Becanus proposed such a theory, in which Brabantic, a Dutch dialect, was the language spoken in Paradise.

Noun[edit]

goropism (plural not attested)

  1. A theory that some modern or attested language, such as Dutch, Turkish, or Hebrew, was the original language of mankind.
  2. An absurd etymology proposed as part of such a theory.

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