Saturday, December 12, 2015

antediluvian: Word of the Day

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Dec. 12, 2015

antediluvian Audio Pronunciation
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\an-tee-di-LOO-vee-uhn\
adjective
1. Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood.
2. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
Quotes
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.
-- Graham Hancock, The Guardian
Origin
Antediluvian is related to the Latin term dīluvium meaning "a flood." The prefix ante- means "before" and is used in the formation of compound words.
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