[noh-ey-kee-uh n]


of or relating to the patriarch Noah or his time.

Also No·ach·ic [noh-ak-ik, -ey-kik] /noʊˈæk ɪk, -ˈeɪ kɪk/, No·ach·i·cal, No·ah·ic [noh-ey-ik] /noʊˈeɪ ɪk/.

Origin of Noachian

1670–80; Noach (variant of Noah) + -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for noachian

Historical Examples of noachian

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for noachian


Noachic (nəʊˈækɪk, -ˈeɪkɪk)


Old Testament of or relating to the patriarch Noah
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