Origin of antique

1520–30; earlier also anticke (< Middle French antique) < Latin antīiquus, antīicus in front, existing earler, ancient; cf. antic, posticum
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Can be confusedantic antique

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2. See ancient1.
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British Dictionary definitions for antique

antique

/ (ænˈtiːk) /

noun

adjective

verb

(tr) to give an antique appearance to

Word Origin for antique

C16: from Latin antīquus ancient, from ante before
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