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Friday, August 27, 2004

Definitions for Methuselah

  1. The name of a biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
  2. An extremely old man.

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Citations for Methuselah
And he must've got it from his great-grandpa, who must've bought it off Methuselah! Trevanian, Incident at Twenty-Mile
Opass is 80 years old, a Parisian Methuselah living alone on the 13th floor of a tower block. Dominic Bradbury, Times (London)
Origin of Methuselah
Methuselah is from Hebrew Methushelah, Biblical patriarch represented as having lived 969 years.