inhabitant

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English inhabitantes (n. plural) and inhabitaunt (adj.), from Old French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitans, present participle of inhabito (to inhabit), from in- (in) + habitō (to dwell) (frequentative of habeō (to hold), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (seize, take, hold, have).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈhæ.bɪ.tənt/
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  • Hyphenation: in‧hab‧i‧tant

Noun[edit]

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inhabitant (plural inhabitants)

  1. Someone or thing who lives in a place.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 216:
      I believed it in the same way one of you might believe there are inhabitants in the planet Mars. I knew once a Scotch sailmaker who was certain, dead sure, there were people in Mars.

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Adjective[edit]

inhabitant (not comparable)

  1. Resident.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

inhabitant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of inhabitō

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

inhabitant m (oblique plural inhabitanz or inhabitantz, nominative singular inhabitanz or inhabitantz, nominative plural inhabitant)

  1. inhabitant

Descendants[edit]

  • English: inhabitant

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