oriri-, orir-, ori-, or-

(Latin: to rise, arising, to be born, source, original; the rising sun, east; to ascend, to spring up, to become visible, to appear)

Ab origine (Latin phrase)
Translation: "From the first; from the origin."

This phrase may also be translated as "From the very beginning" or "From the source"; "From the start of something": There is no evidence that humans came from the ab origine of the world.

Ab origine fidelis. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Faithful from the first."
aboriginal (s) (noun), aboriginals (pl)
The native or indigenous people of a geographical area: The New Zealand aboriginals are said to still hunt with spears.

Indian tribes in America are considered to be the aboriginals in various parts of the country.

aboriginal (ab" uh RIJ uh nuhl) (adjective), more aboriginal, most aboriginal
1. Referring to or pertaining to the native people of a geographical area: There are several aboriginal groups in the United States.

The Indians are the aboriginal people of America.

Some of the aboriginal people of Canada are known as Inuit, "the people".

Mike's sister was enrolled in the Aboriginal Studies program at the local university.

aboriginally (adverb), more aboriginally, most aboriginally
A descriptive term referring to original inhabitants: The native people were aboriginally located in the central area of the forests.

There are anthropologists who say that Native Americans were aboriginally from Asia.

aboriginary (adjective), more aboriginary, most aboriginary
1. Describing or relating to where the earliest known inhabitants lived: The aboriginary location of the native people has been established.
2. A reference to where indigenous or original fauna or flora existed or may continue to survive in a geographical area: The animals in these aboriginary areas no longer exist.

The local zoo had an aboriginary section in which the native plants of the region were growing.

aborigine (ab" uh RIJ uh nee) (s) (noun), aborigines (ab" uh RIJ uh neez) (pl)
1. The original inhabitants of a geographical area: The Roman statesman and orator, Cicero, is believed to be the first person to use the term aborigine as it is known in its present sense.
2. A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native: Many Australian aborigines still live primitive lives away from cities.
3. The native flora (plants) and fauna (animals) of a geographic area: A special species of poppy is among the aborigines native to the desert area.

Many of the aborigine plants of the region have medicinal properties.

4. Etymology: ab-, "from" + origine, "beginning, original" coming from the Aborigines, an Italian tribe from Latium whom the Latins were said to be descended; hence, "original inhabitants of a country".
A native people who were the earliest known inhabitants.
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abort (uh BORT) (verb), aborts; aborted; aborting
1. To give birth before the fetus (unborn) is viable (capable of life); to have a miscarriage; or a reference to something that fails to be completed: It was very sad that the baby was aborted because of the injury when the mother fell down the stairs.
2. To cut short because of some failure in equipment: The pilot aborted the flight because of radio failure.

Failure of the radar system will abort the flight of the spaceship until another day.

The family will be aborting their trip to the arctic because of the early onslaught of winter.

3. Etymology: originally, "to set" or "to disappear" (as the sun). Composed of ab-, "from" + oriri- "to arise"; the part of the sky, or the world, in which the sun rises; the East.
aborticide (s) (noun), aborticides (pl)
The destruction of a fetus either by a spontaneous or induced procedure; the act of destroying a fetus in the womb: The parents were distressed because of the natural and unexpected aborticide that happened.
abortifacient (s) (noun), abortifacients (pl)
A device or a drug that causes the death of a fetus before birth: The new abortifacient which the physician used to destroy the fetus was recommended by a medical specialist.

Several experimental abortifacients have been tested by certain laboratories.

abortion (s) (noun), abortions (pl)
1. Expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is viable; however, medical personnel will also use this term for a miscarriage, which is involuntary: Vivian had to go to the hospital because of an unexpected spontaneous abortion of her fetus.
2. Induced termination of pregnancy before the fetus is capable of independent survival: The doctor had to induce an abortion because the health and safety of the mother was at risk.
3. Anything that fails to develop, progress, or mature; such as, a design, project, or a badly developed plan, etc.: The abortion of the plans to build the new civic center was regretted by just about everyone in the community.

The attempt to redesign the airplane was an abortion or failure.

4. To miscarry, to disappear: The inclement weather helped Norman to determine that the abortion of their hiking plans was the only safe thing to do.
5. Etymology: ab-, "from, away from" + oriri, "to come into being, to rise, to be born".
abortionist (s) (noun), abortionists (pl)
1. Anyone who believes and promotes the ending of a pregnancy: The speaker was a well-known abortionist who advocated supporting the legal termination of pregnancies.
2. The action also refers to someone who makes a business of ending a pregnancy illegally: The backstreet abortionist has recently been arrested by the police.
3. People who support, or advocate ending pregnancies when a woman wants it to be done: The noisy crowd in front of the clinic included many well known abortionists.
4. Anyone who takes the action of stopping a project, a mission, etc, before it is completed: The engineer for the city was an abortionist who advocated discontinuing the building of the expensive bridge because of the excessive costs.
abortion-on-demand (s) (noun), abortions-on-demand (pl)
The right of a woman to have a medical operation at any time during pregnancy in which a developing fetus is removed so it is not born alive: The rallying cry of the pro-choice group at the parade was for the right of women to have abortions-on-demand.
abortive (adjective), more abortive, most abortive
1. A reference to being incompletely developed: Constance made an abortive effort to get her acting career back on track.
2. Failing to end a pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus from the womb: The surgery which Thomas, the veterinarian, performed was an abortive effort and did not save the unborn calf.
3. Cutting short the course of a disease: The normal course of the illness was not felt because of the abortive intervention by the medical specialists.
4. Failing to accomplish an objective, futile; imperfectly developed: Marlene and Vincent made an abortive attempt to complete the project.
abortively (adverb), more abortively, most abortively
In an untimely manner; immaturely; fruitlessly: Bessie was abortively chasing the taxi down the street after she realized that she had left a package in the back seat.

The life of the horse was abortively cut short by an untimely accident.