Eldest vs Aboriginal - What's the difference?
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Eldest is a related term of aboriginal.
As adjectives the difference between eldest and aboriginal
is that eldest
); greatest in age or seniority while aboriginal
is of or pertaining to australian aboriginal peoples, aborigines, or their language.
As a noun aboriginal is
an aboriginal inhabitant of australia, aborigine.
As a proper noun aboriginal is
any of the native languages spoken by australian aborigines.
(old); greatest in age or seniority.
(card games) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.
- eldest son
The normal superlative of old'' is oldest. The irregular form ''eldest is sometimes used with family members, but it is otherwise rare.
First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
* 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
- Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
(Aboriginal) [ ]
* (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval
An animal or plant native to a region.
* Charles Darwin
- It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
* Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence.
* In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people.
* See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .