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From Ancient Greek ἐγχώριος (enkhṓrios, rural, in or of the country), from χωρά (khōrá, country).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛnˈkɔː.ɹɪəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈkɔɹ.i.əl/
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enchorial (not comparable)

  1. Indigenous, native.
    • 1900, George Johnson, "Place-Names" in George Upham Hay (ed.), Canadian History Readings, volume 1, page 89:
      Well, the right name, Ouigoudi, if it had been continued as the name of the settlement, would be styled an enchorial name. St. John is an imported name, having been taken from the river to which the name was given by deMonts and Champlain in 1604 because they discovered it on St. John the Baptist's Day []
  2. Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
    • 1872, Philip Smith, A Smaller Ancient History of the East, page 130:
      The inscription of the Rosetta Stone is written in hieroglyphics and in enchorial letters, with a Greek translation.