pre-Adamite

[ pree-ad-uh-mahyt ]
/ priˈæd əˌmaɪt /

noun

a person supposed to have existed before Adam.
a person who believes that there were people in existence before Adam.

adjective

Also pre-A·dam·ic [pre-uh-dam-ik]. /ˌprɛ əˈdæm ɪk/. existing before Adam.
of or relating to the pre-Adamites.

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Origin of pre-Adamite

First recorded in 1655–65; pre- + Adam + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-Adamite

preadamite
/ (priːˈædəˌmaɪt) /

noun

a person who believes that there were people on earth before Adam
a person assumed to have lived before Adam

adjective Also: preadamic (ˌpriːəˈdæmɪk)

of or relating to a preadamite
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