- antediluvian patriarch,
Origin of antediluvian
Examples from the Web for antediluvian
Put aside an invincibly ignorant Rick Perry or the antediluvian Ron Paul, who would abolish the Fed altogether.Can Ben Bernanke, Like John Roberts, Ignore Political Pressure and Do His Job?|Robert Shrum|July 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Through Cain came all the smart, educated people down to the antediluvian ﬂood—the intellectuals, bible colleges,” Branham wrote.
The ages of the antediluvian patriarchs, for instance, are accurately rendered into verse.
I always knew he was extinct, but I had no idea he was antediluvian as well.Dick, Marjorie and Fidge|G. E. Farrow
"Then let us steer more to the westward, for we know what we have to expect from antediluvian animals," was my eager reply.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
Possibly on the far margin of the land we might see the smoke of antediluvian towns long ago deeply submerged in the sea.The Meeting-Place of Geology and History|Sir John William Dawson
The sight of these remnants of antediluvian woodlands made history seem the reminiscence of a child.Overland|John William De Forest
Word Origin for antediluvian
"before Noah's flood," 1640s, formed from Latin ante- "before" (see ante) + diluvium "a flood" (see deluge (n.)). Coined by English physician Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682). As a noun meaning "person who lived before the Flood," from 1680s.