antediluvian

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Illustration of the deluge, from the nineteenth-century illustrated Bible of Gustave Doré.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ante- (before) +‎ diluvium (flood), in reference to the story of Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6–9), an early episode in the Bible.

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antediluvian (comparative more antediluvian, superlative most antediluvian)

  1. ancient or antiquated; old; prehistoric.
  2. Supremely dated.
    Those ideas are antediluvian.
  3. Pertaining or belonging to the time period prior to a great or destructive flood or deluge
  4. (biblical) Pertaining or belonging to the time prior to Noah's Flood.

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Noun[edit]

antediluvian (plural antediluvians)

  1. One who lived prior to Noah's Flood.

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