Complete Definition of "alien"

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English

Etymology
From Latin alienus|aliēnus, "belonging to someone else", then "exotic, foreign", from alius, "other". Cognate with Ancient Greek αλλος (allos), "another, different" and Old English elles, "else".

Noun
en-noun

  1. (1340) A person, animal, plant or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration.
  2. () A foreigner who is not a subject of the country in which he lives.
  3. (1935) Any life form of non-Earth origin.

Related terms
extraterrestrial
alienage

Translations
trans-top|person etc. outside of the considered territory:
Albanian: huaj (i/e)
Catalan: estrany m, estranya f, foraster m, forastera f
French: étranger m, étrangère f
German: Fremdling m, Fremder m, Fremde f
Italian: straniero m
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Japanese: 外国人 (gaikokujin); 外人 (gaijin)
Romanian: străin, alien m străină, alienă f
Russian: чужак (čužák) m
Spanish: desconocido m, desconocida f
Swedish: främling
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trans-top|foreigner
Albanian: huaj (i/e)
Catalan: foraster m, forastera f, estranger m, estrangera f
Finnish: muukalainen, ulkomaalainen, vierasmaalainen
French: étranger m, étrangère f
German: Fremder m, Fremde f
Greek: ξένος m, ξένη f, αλλοδαπός c
Italian: straniero m, forestiero m
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Japanese: 外国人 (gaikokujin); 外人 (gaijin)
Polish: cudzoziemiec m
Portuguese: estrangeiro m
Romanian: străin, alien m străină, alienă f
Russian: иностранец (inostrán'ec) m
Spanish: extranjero m, extranjera f
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trans-top|life form of non-Earth origin
Albanian: jashtëtokësor
Catalan: extraterrestre
Chinese: 外星人
Czech: mimozemšťan m
French: extraterrestre
German: Außerirdischer m, Außerirdische f
Greek: εξωγήινος m
Italian: extraterrestre, alieno
Japanese: 宇宙人 (uchūjin)
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Romanian: extraterestru
Norwegian: romvesen
Polish: istota pozaziemska f, kosmita m
Portuguese: alienígena m
Russian: пришелец (prišél'ec) m, инопланетянин (inoplan'et'ánin) m
Spanish: extraterrestre; alienígena
Swedish: utomjording (utomjordling)
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. (1330) Pertaining to an alien.
  2. (1382) Being exceedingly unfamiliar with or removed from a concept.

Translations
trans-top|Pertaining to an alien:
German: außerirdisch
Greek: ξένος m (xénos)
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trans-top|Being unfamiliar with:
Finnish: vieras
German: fremd, fremdartig
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Greek: ξένος m (xénos)
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ttbc|Catalan: estrany m (2), estranya f (2), aliè m (2), aliena f (2)
ttbc|French: étranger m, étrangère f (1), contraire à (2)
ttbc|Romanian: străin, alien m străină, alienă f (1,2), extraterestru m extraterestră (3)
ttbc|Spanish: extraterrestre (1), alienígena (1), extraño m (2), extraña f (2)
ttbc|Swedish: främmande (2)
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To estrange; to alienate

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Revision and Credits for"alien"
  • 2007-12-28 15:39 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/58.69.63.186|58.69.63.186]] ([[User_talk:58.69.63.186|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:DCDuring|DCDuring]]

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