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Abenaki

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French abénaqui, either from Montagnais ouabanākionek (people of the eastern country)[1] or from the Western Abenaki autonym Wôbanaki or an Eastern Abenaki/Penobscot cognate of the same,[2][3] from Algonquin. Ultimately a compound word meaning "people of the east" or "people of the dawn-land", from Proto-Algonquian *wa·panki (dawn) + *axkyi (land).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæbəˈnæ.ki/, /ˌɑbəˈnɑki/

Proper nounEdit

Abenaki

  1. An Algonquian First People from northeastern North America, mainly Maine and Quebec. [early 18th century][1]
    The Abenaki have unique customs.
  2. A complex of Eastern Algonquian lects, originally spoken in what is now Maine, and Quebec, divided into Western Abenaki and Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot). [early 20th century][1]
  3. (in particular) The Western Abenaki language.

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NounEdit

Abenaki (plural Abenakis or Abenaki)

  1. A member of this Algonquian First People. [early 18th century][1]
    Two Abenakis greeted him.
  2. Collective plural of Abenaki.

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AdjectiveEdit

Abenaki (not comparable)

  1. Related or pertaining to the Abenaki people or language. [early 19th century][1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2003 [1933], Lesley Brown editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, edition 5th, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7, page 3:
  2. ^ Abenaki” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ Abenaki” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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