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Antediluvian Explained

antediluvian at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

antediluvian at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: ante- + Latin diluvium 'flood']// very old-fashioned// outdated// --antediluvian ideas about women//

antediluvian at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

Antediluvian at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Antediluvian \An`te*di*lu"vi*an\, a.
Of or relating to the period before the Deluge in Noah's
time; hence, antiquated; as, an antediluvian vehicle. -- n.
One who lived before the Deluge.

antediluvian at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

antediluvian
adj 1: of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood;
"Antediluvian man" [syn: {antediluvial}]
2: so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period;
"a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian
ideas"; "archaic laws" [syn: {antiquated}, {archaic}]
n 1: any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Deluge
[syn: {antediluvian patriarch}]
2: a very old (or old fashioned) person

antediluvian at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: File - :Gustave Doré - The Holy Bible - Plate I, The Deluge.jpg|thumb|Illustration of the deluge, from the nineteenth-century illustrated Bible of Gustave Doré.

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: prefix » ante|t1=before Inter: term » diluvium||flood|lang=la, in reference to the story of Category: w - :Noah's Ark|Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6–9), an early episode in the Bible.

Adjective

antediluvian
  • ancient or antiquated; old; prehistoric.
    1. Supremely dated.
    2. : Those ideas are antediluvian.
    3. Pertaining or belonging to the time period prior to a great or destructive flood or deluge
    4. Inter: biblica » l Pertaining or belonging to the time prior to Noah's Flood.

      Quotations

      * Inter: seeCite » s

      Synonyms

      * antediluvial

      Coordinate terms

      * Inter: l » en|prelapsarian

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Extremely ancient or antiquated; old; prehistoric

  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antediluvià
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|antiek, Inter: t- » nl|pré-historisch
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|vorsintflutlich

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|доисторический|tr=doistoričestkij
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|antediluviano|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Supremely dated
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antediluvià
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|zeer ouderwets


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|vorsintflutlich
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|допотопный|tr=dopotópnyj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Pertaining or belonging to the time period prior to a great or destructive flood or deluge
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|antediluvià
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|antediluviaal, Inter: t- » nl|behorend tot de tijd voor de zondvloed


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|допотопный|tr=dopotópnyj

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|допотопен|tr=dopotopen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|antédiluvien
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|antidiluviano, Inter: t- » it|antediluviano


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • One who lived prior to Noah's Flood.

    Related terms

    * deluge
    • diluvial


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    Translation: et » antediluvian
    Translation: fr » antediluvian
    Translation: ko » antediluvian
    Translation: io » antediluvian
    Translation: kn » antediluvian
    Translation: hu » antediluvian
    Translation: my » antediluvian
    Translation: ps » antediluvian
    Translation: pl » antediluvian
    Translation: ru » antediluvian
    Translation: ta » antediluvian
    Translation: tr » antediluvian
    Translation: vi » antediluvian