Word of the Day Archive
Friday August 27, 2004
Methuselah \muh-THOO-zuh-luh\ , noun:
1. The name of a biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
2. An extremely old man.
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, "A picture never quite in focus", Times (London), January 10, 2001
Methuselah is from Hebrew Methushelah, Biblical patriarch represented as having lived 969 years.