dream-time

dreamtime

[dreem-tahym]
noun
the ancient time of the creation of all things by sacred ancestors, whose spirits continue into the present, as conceived in the mythology of the Australian Aborigines.
Also called alcheringa, the dreaming.


Origin:
1905–10; dream + time

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Dreamtime (ˈdriːmtaɪm)
 
n
1.  alchera, Also called: alcheringa (in the mythology of Australian Aboriginal peoples) a mythical Golden Age of the past
2.  informal (Austral) any remote period, out of touch with the actualities of the present

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