Algonquin one of an Indian people living near the Ottawa River in Canada, 1620s, from Fr. Algonquin, perhaps a contraction of Algoumequin, from Micmac algoomeaking "at the place of spearing fish and eels." But Bright suggests Maliseet (Algonquian) elægomogwik "they are our relatives or allies." Algonquian (1885) was the name taken by ethnologists to describe a large group of N.Amer. Indian peoples, including this tribe. Algonquin Hotel (59 W. 44th St., Manhattan) opened 1902 and named by manager Frank Case for the tribe that had lived in that area. A circle of journalists, authors, critics, and wits began meeting there daily in 1919 and continued through the twenties; they called themselves "The Vicious Circle," but to others they became "The Round Table."

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  • algonquin — algonquin, ine [ algɔ̃kɛ̃, in ] adj. et n. VAR. vx algonkin, ine • 1612; de l algonquin algumakin « où l on pêche au harpon » ♦ Qui appartient à la tribu indienne du Canada portant ce nom. La nation algonquine. ⇒ iroquois. Les langues algonquines …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Algonquin — Al*gon quin, Algonkin Al*gon kin, n. One of a widely spread family of Indians, including many distinct tribes, which formerly occupied most of the northern and eastern part of North America. The name was originally applied to a group of Indian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algonquin — (also Algonkin) ► NOUN 1) a member of an American Indian people living in Canada along and westwards of the Ottawa River. 2) the Algonquian language of this people. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to this people. ORIGIN French, from a Micmac word meaning… …   English terms dictionary

  • Algonquin — [al gäŋ′kin, al gän′kin, al gäŋ′kwin, al gän′kwin] n. [Fr, earlier Algoumequin < ? an Algonquian place or group name] 1. a member of an Algonquian people living near the Ottawa River, Canada 2. a dialect of Ojibwa spoken by this people 3.… …   English World dictionary

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  • Algonquin — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Algonquin (homonymie). Algonquin Anicinapemiȣin / Anishinàbemiwin [1] Omâmiwininimowin Parlée au Canada Région Québ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Algonquin — Zeichnung eines Algonkinpaares aus dem 18. Jahrhundert Die Bezeichnung Algonkin oder Algonquin beschreibt ein aus mehreren Stämmen bestehendes Volk nordamerikanischer Ureinwohner, die der indigenen Algonkin Sprachfamilie angehören und zu den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Algonquin — /al gong kin, kwin/, n., pl. Algonquins, (esp. collectively) Algonquin for 1, 3, adj. n. 1. a member of a group of North American Indian tribes formerly along the Ottawa River and the northern tributaries of the St. Lawrence. 2. their speech, a… …   Universalium

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