postdiluvian

[pohst-di-loo-vee-uh n]
noun
  1. a person who lived after the Biblical Flood.

Origin of postdiluvian

1670–80; post- + diluvian
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postdiluvian

adjective Also: postdiluvial
  1. existing or occurring after the biblical Flood
noun
  1. a person or thing existing after the biblical Flood

Word Origin for postdiluvian

C17: from post- + diluvian, from Latin diluvium deluge, flood
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