Ab·​de·​rite | \ ˈabdəˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of Abderite

1 : a native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Abdera

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First Known Use of Abderite

circa 1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Abderite

borrowed from Latin Abdērītēs, borrowed from Greek Abdērī́tēs, from Ábdēra, Thracian city whose inhabitants were reputedly stupid + -ītēs -ite entry 1

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“Abderite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abderite. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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