- of very great age; prehistoric
Word Origin for Ogygian
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Historical Examples of ogygian
The Ogygian Islands are not far distant from the haven of Sammalo.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.
It must be remembered that it was the Ogygian deluge which was said to have been partial and to have inundated Attica.Tradition
John Francis Arundell
Whenever Athens, or any other Greek city, is spoken of with any peculiar reverence, it is called “Ogygian.”Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)
More sad and more despairing than Ulysses on the Ogygian shore, he too wasted away with home-sickness.Cord and Creese
James de Mille
Word Origin and History for ogygian
1843, "of great antiquity or age," from Greek Ogygos, name of a mythical Attic or Boeotian king who even in classical times was thought to have lived very long ago. Also sometimes with reference to a famous flood said to have occurred in his day.