from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inhabitant of Abdera, an ancient maritime town in Thrace.
  • noun A stupid person, the inhabitants of Abdera having been proverbial for their stupidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace.
  • noun Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher.


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