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(in the mythology of some Australian Aborigines) the ‘golden age’ when the first ancestors were created.Also called Dreamtime
- ‘'Alcheringa' is an aboriginal word meaning "of the past", and the aim of this series was to show how Aborigines lived their traditional lifestyle.’
- ‘Alternative names for Aktjira in other Australian languages include Alchera (Arrernte), Alcheringa, Mura-mura (Dieri), and Tjukurpa (Pitjantjatjara).’
- ‘Alcheringa is a word borrowed from the Aranda Aboriginal people of Central Australia. It means Place of Dreaming.’
Late 19th century: from Arrernte aljerre-nge ‘in the Dreamtime’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.