Sunday, July 13, 2008
antediluvian adjective [an-tee-di-LOO-vee-uhn] Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood.
Definitions for antediluvian
- Of or relating to the period before the Biblical flood.
- very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
- of or belonging to the period before the Flood. Gen. 7, 8.
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Citations for antediluvian
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.
The far thornier task of safeguarding the city's skyline and its neighborhoods falls to the Planning Commission. It should revise the antediluvian zoning code to prohibit any developer from exploiting air rights, plaza bonuses and other zoning tools to create a structure that does not fit the scale of a neighborhood…
Origin of antediluvian
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.