Acadian
Acadian 1705, from Acadia, Latinized form of Acadie, French name of Nova Scotia, probably from Archadia, the name given to the region by Verrazano in 1520s, from Gk. Arkadia, emblematic in pastoral poetry of a place of rural peace (see ARCADIAN (Cf. Arcadian)); the name may have been suggested to Europeans by the native Micmac (Algonquian) word akadie "fertile land." The Acadians, expelled by the English in 1755, settled in large numbers in Louisiana (see CAJUN (Cf. Cajun), which is a corruption of Acadian).

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  • Acadian — A*ca di*an, a. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. Acadian farmers. Longfellow. n. A native of Acadie. [1913 Webster] {Acadian epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acadian — ACADIÁN s.n. A doua perioadă a cambrianului. [pr.: di an] – Din fr. acadien. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  acadián adj. m. (sil. di an), pl. acadiéni (sil. di eni); f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • Acadian — Logo der Marke Acadian Acadi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acadian — 1. adjective a) Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture. b) Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch. 2. noun a) A native of Acadia. In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard …   Wiktionary

  • Acadian — noun Date: 1705 1. a native or inhabitant of Acadia 2. a descendant of the French speaking inhabitants of Acadia expelled after the French loss of the colony in 1755; especially Cajun • Acadian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Acadian — /euh kay dee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Acadia or its inhabitants. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Acadia. 3. Cajun (def. 1). [1695 1705, Amer.; ACADI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Acadian — n. resident of Acadia (former French colony in southeastern Canada) adj. pertaining to Acadia (former French colony in southeastern Canada) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Acadian — [ə keɪdɪən] chiefly historical adjective relating to the former French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia) in Canada. noun a native or inhabitant of Acadia, or a descendant of the Acadians …   English new terms dictionary

  • Acadian —    Newspaper published at Halifax.    Index: H Formerly Weekly Chronicle, 6; purchased and edited by Joseph Howe, 6; sold by Howe, 6 …   The makers of Canada

  • acadian — aca·di·an …   English syllables

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