over-old

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English ofereald, corresponding to over- +‎ old. Cognate with Dutch overoud, German überalt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

over-old (comparative more over-old, superlative most over-old)

  1. Too old.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.20:
      And one Attalus in Seneca saith, the remembrance of our last friends is as pleasing to us, as bitternesse in wine that is over old [].
    • 1875, William Morris, translating Virgil, Aeneid, VIII:
      My body over-old for deeds begrudged such government.