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Noachian

[noh-ey-kee-uh n] /noʊˈeɪ ki ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the patriarch Noah or his time.
Also, Noachic
[noh-ak-ik, -ey-kik] /noʊˈæk ɪk, -ˈeɪ kɪk/ (Show IPA),
Noachical, Noahic
[noh-ey-ik] /noʊˈeɪ ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Noachian
1670-1680
1670-80; Noach (variant of Noah) + -ian
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  • The geological explanation of the Noachian Deluge is perhaps one of the most interesting sections of the work.

  • That is, it mitigates some of the more obvious impossibilities of the Noachian narrative.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • Every time a man swallows an oyster, he has evidence that the Noachian deluge did not take place.

  • For instance, the tradition of a deluge in Mexico has often been referred to as a confirmation of the Noachian flood.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • The fluctuations of Spanish seasons—varying from Noachian deluge to Saharan drought—necessarily react upon the habits of wildfowl.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Some of his guests he greets with a Noachian deluge of swift French words and high-pitched cries of welcome.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • Legendary lore clusters round the petrified "Ark" in which the progenitors of the Malayan stock escaped from the Noachian flood.

  • On the face of the Noachian deluge innumerable forest trees were floating.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The next day—and the last of the season—might have been one of those contributory to the Noachian deluge.

  • It cannot, I think, be rationally doubted that we have in this ancient legend one other tradition of the Noachian Deluge.

British Dictionary definitions for Noachian

Noachian

/nəʊˈeɪkɪən/
adjective
1.
(Old Testament) of or relating to the patriarch Noah
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