Erm, why is there not some sort of quantification of ancient? ie minimum age 500 years or some such? Sounds like there needs to be an age "metric" system... —This unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 16:13, 21 November 2005 (UTC).
- There just isn't, any more than there is an "official" colour beyond which a shade becomes blue. Most words aren't that precise. Equinox ◑ 21:13, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Iago is Othello's ancient (ensign). Jimp 06:01, 29 November 2009 (UTC)