Ogygian

/ (əʊˈdʒɪdʒɪən) /

adjective

of very great age; prehistoric

Word Origin for Ogygian

C19: from Greek ōgugios relating to Ogyges, the most ancient king of Greece, mythical ruler of Boeotia or Attica
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Examples from the Web for ogygian

  • The Ogygian Islands are not far distant from the haven of Sammalo.

  • 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
  • More sad and more despairing than Ulysses on the Ogygian shore, he too wasted away with home-sickness.

    Cord and Creese|James de Mille
  • Whenever Athens, or any other Greek city, is spoken of with any peculiar reverence, it is called “Ogygian.”