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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. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Raven (Noachian), sent forth from the ark, what it typified, 278.

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

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

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • The geological explanation of the Noachian Deluge is perhaps one of the most interesting sections of the work.

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

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It cannot, I think, be rationally doubted that we have in this ancient legend one other tradition of the Noachian Deluge.

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

  • Years later Meyer read to him an account of the Noachian Deluge, and he wept bitterly.

    Historical Mysteries Andrew Lang
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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