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diluvian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj diluvian of or connected with a deluge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Diluvian Of or pertaining to a deluge, esp. to the Noachian deluge; diluvial; as, of diluvian origin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diluvian Relating to or of the nature of a deluge; diluvial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Diluvian pertaining to a flood, esp. that in the time of Noah: caused by a deluge: composed of diluvium
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. diluvien,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. diluviumdiluĕre.

Usage

In literature:

This egg is identical with the ark, and from it the diluvian patriarch was born.
"The God-Idea of the Ancients" by Eliza Burt Gamble
We have here in fact recovered traditions of Post-diluvian kings.
"Legends Of Babylon And Egypt" by Leonard W. King
Might they not have been of diluvian origin?
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
He had, in fact, arrived at the Isthmus of Portland, a diluvian alluvium which is called Chess Hill.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Associated Words: antediluvial, antediluvian, diluvial, diluvian, alluvium, alluvial, alluvion.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
To the storm succeeded one of those diluvian showers that have already been described.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
Once more they encountered the diluvian rain, as they ran side by side as hard as they could across the yard.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
So Noah was high priest of all the post-diluvian world during his life.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
While in Bradford, I became acquainted with many members of the Royal Order of Ante-diluvian Buffaloes.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Lulu sounds to me quite ante-diluvian.
"Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)" by Frank Wedekind
You kin no longer afford to go on with an antiquated, ante-diluvian, armour-plated wheel.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Think of the food necessary for the monsters of the ante-diluvian world!
"Mistakes of Moses" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Think of the food necessary for the monsters of the ante-diluvian world!
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
In Phrygia the diluvian tradition was as natural as in Greece.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various
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