Monday, June 30, 2003
antediluvian adjective [an-tih-duh-LOO-vee-uhn] Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood.
Definitions for antediluvian
- Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood.
- Antiquated; from or belonging to a much earlier time.
- One who lived before the Biblical flood.
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Citations for antediluvian
The other thing that almost always goes with these myths is the notion of an antediluvian civilisation -- something which existed before the flood and was destroyed by it.
. . .a dinosaur garden that is full of such antediluvian plants as mosses and ferns.
Origin of antediluvian
Antediluvian comes from Latin ante-, "before" + diluvium, "flood."