ante-diluvian

antediluvian

[an-tee-di-loo-vee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.
2.
very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
noun
3.
a person who lived before the Flood.
4.
a very old or old-fashioned person or thing.

Origin:
1640–50; ante- + Latin dīluvi(um) a flood, deluge + -an

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antediluvian (ˌæntɪdɪˈluːvɪən, -daɪ-)
 
adj
1.  belonging to the ages before the biblical Flood (Genesis 7, 8)
2.  old-fashioned or antiquated
 
n
3.  an antediluvian person or thing
 
[C17: from ante- + Latin dīluvium flood]

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antediluvian
"before Noah's flood," 1646, formed from L. ante- "before" (see ante) + diluvium "a flood" (see deluge). Coined by Eng. physician Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682).
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