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[noh-ey-kee-uh n] /noʊˈeɪ ki ən/
of or relating to the patriarch Noah or his time.
Also, Noachic
[noh-ak-ik, -ey-kik] /noʊˈæk ɪk, -ˈeɪ kɪk/ (Show IPA),
Noachical, Noahic
[noh-ey-ik] /noʊˈeɪ ɪk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Noachian
1670-80; Noach (variant of Noah) + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The geological explanation of the Noachian Deluge is perhaps one of the most interesting sections of the work.

  • That is, it mitigates some of the more obvious impossibilities of the Noachian narrative.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • Every time a man swallows an oyster, he has evidence that the Noachian deluge did not take place.

  • For instance, the tradition of a deluge in Mexico has often been referred to as a confirmation of the Noachian flood.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • The fluctuations of Spanish seasons—varying from Noachian deluge to Saharan drought—necessarily react upon the habits of wildfowl.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Some of his guests he greets with a Noachian deluge of swift French words and high-pitched cries of welcome.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • Legendary lore clusters round the petrified "Ark" in which the progenitors of the Malayan stock escaped from the Noachian flood.

  • On the face of the Noachian deluge innumerable forest trees were floating.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The next day—and the last of the season—might have been one of those contributory to the Noachian deluge.

  • It cannot, I think, be rationally doubted that we have in this ancient legend one other tradition of the Noachian Deluge.

British Dictionary definitions for Noachian


(Old Testament) of or relating to the patriarch Noah
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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