of or pertaining to the first age or ages, especially of the world: primeval forms of life.
Also, primaeval.

1765–75; < Latin prīmaev(us) young (prīm(us) prime + aev(um) age + -us adj. suffix) + -al1

primevally, adverb

primal, primeval, primordial.

primary, primordial, pristine. See prime. Unabridged
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primeval or primaeval (praɪˈmiːvəl)
of or belonging to the first age or ages, esp of the world
[C17: from Latin prīmaevus youthful, from prīmus first + aevum age]
primaeval or primaeval
[C17: from Latin prīmaevus youthful, from prīmus first + aevum age]
pri'mevally or primaeval
pri'maevally or primaeval

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Word Origin & History

1653, from L. primævus "early in life," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + ævum "an age."
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Example sentences
In addition to expanding the known limits of snake biology, the ancient serpent
  contains clues to primeval rain forest climate.
The poet skillfully mixes the concrete metaphors of the primeval theme with
  metaphysical imagery.
In the rather more primeval bubbling of a moka, things aren't so precise.
They will fill out an empty bed with primeval-looking foliage.
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