Ab*de"rite (#), n. L. Abderita, Abderites, fr. Gr. '.

An inhabitant of Abdera, a town in Thrace, whose inhabitants were famously stupid. Can be used to mean 'A stupid person'.

Ab*de"rite (#), n. [L. Abderita, Abderites, fr. Gr. '.]

An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace.

The Abderite, Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher.

 

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