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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 (talkcontribs) 16:13, 21 November 2005‎ (UTC).

if i just means old than when i turn 70 i'm ancient?? —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 23:09, 16 March 2008‎ (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)


anything over 1 thousand years old is ancient —This unsigned comment was added by Jables5000 (talkcontribs) 04:03, 21 October 2008‎ (UTC).

Another example[edit]

Iago is Othello's ancient (ensign). Jimp 06:01, 29 November 2009 (UTC)