Noachian

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Noach (variant of Noah) +‎ -ian.

Adjective[edit]

Noachian (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to Noah or his time. [from 17th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 13:
      The victims of the Noachian flood would add another 20 million or so to the total.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Noachis +‎ -ian (after Etymology 1, above).

Adjective[edit]

Noachian (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the earliest Martian geological time period characterized by large craters. [from 20th c.]

Noun[edit]

Noachian (uncountable)

  1. The Noachian geological period. [from 20th c.]

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