immemorial

[ im-uh-mawr-ee-uhl, -mohr- ]
/ ˌɪm əˈmɔr i əl, -ˈmoʊr- /

adjective

extending back beyond memory, record, or knowledge: from time immemorial.

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Origin of immemorial

From the Medieval Latin word immemoriālis, dating back to 1595–1605. See im-2, memorial

OTHER WORDS FROM immemorial

im·me·mo·ri·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for immemorial

immemorial
/ (ˌɪmɪˈmɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

originating in the distant past; ancient (postpositive in the phrase time immemorial)

Derived forms of immemorial

immemorially, adverb

Word Origin for immemorial

C17: from Medieval Latin immemoriālis, from Latin im- (not) + memoria memory
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Idioms and Phrases with immemorial

immemorial

see time immemorial.

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