Esquimau


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Es·qui·mau

 (ĕs′kə-mō′)
n. pl. Esquimau or Es·qui·maux (-mōz′)
An Eskimo.

[French, sing. of Esquimaux, Eskimo; see Eskimo.]
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Esquimau

(ˈɛskɪˌməʊ)
n, adjpl -maus or -mau
1. (Languages) a former spelling of Eskimo
2. (Peoples) a former spelling of Eskimo
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Esquimau - a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia)Esquimau - a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
2.Esquimau - the language spoken by the Eskimo
Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo-Aleut language - the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
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References in classic literature ?
"They would shine through the mittens of an Esquimau."
"I know an Esquimau in Upernavik who sends to Cincinnati for his neckties, and I saw a goatherder in Uruguay who won a prize in a Battle Creek breakfast food puzzle competition.
"I presume, Doctor, that you could tell the skull of a negro from that of an Esquimau?"
There is as much difference to my eyes between the leaded bourgeois type of a Times article and the slovenly print of an evening half-penny paper as there could be between your negro and your Esquimau. The detection of types is one of the most elementary branches of knowledge to the special expert in crime, though I confess that once when I was very young I confused the Leeds Mercury with the Western Morning News.
This done, we wait until the palace is half-way up, and then we pay some tasty architect to run us up an ornamental mud hovel, right against it; or a Down-East or Dutch Pagoda, or a pig-sty, or an ingenious little bit of fancy work, either Esquimau, Kickapoo, or Hottentot.
The Esquimau in his subterranean hut, enjoys some of the comforts of life, and in his canoe, when fully equipped, manifests much skill.
Being a microcosm himself, he discovers -- and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it -- that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimau and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous Indian and Chinese villages; and thus, by a few years of philanthropic activity, the powers in the meanwhile using him for their own ends, no doubt, he cures himself of his dyspepsia, the globe acquires a faint blush on one or both of its cheeks, as if it were beginning to be ripe, and life loses its crudity and is once more sweet and wholesome to live.
Kadlu was an Inuit,--what you call an Esquimau,--and his tribe, some thirty persons all told, belonged to the Tununirmiut--"the country lying at the back of something." In the maps that desolate coast is written Navy Board Inlet, but the Inuit name is best, because the country lies at the very back of everything in the world.
En effet on peut considerer qu'une approche d'ordre comparatif est privilegiee en termes methodologiques, et que cette etude comprend d'une part la recherche ethnographique et d'autre part un travail d'archive prenant comme exemples les societes iatmul, bahinemo, kuna, apache, dakota, ojibwa, cheyenne, esquimau et neomexicaines, ce qui permet d'avoir un vaste panorama du chamanisme amerindien.
Caption: ABOVE: With HMCS Ottawa and her crew in the background, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan took part in a press conference at CFB Esquimau on March 2, 2017.
The brown upon his lady's face May please the Esquimau; They've had no education, and They really do not know.
C'etait un intermede qui permettait au vendeur d'epuiser son couffin de cacahuetes et aux spectateurs de prendre un peu d'air, de gouter a une boisson ou a un esquimau. Le spectacle n'etait pas seulement sur l'ecran.