Origin of primevalfrom Classical Latin primaevus ( from primus, first: see prime + aevum, an age) + -al
A hiker walking in the primeval forest of the Sequoia National Park, California.
An example of primeval is the "Grizzly Giant" sequoia tree in Yosemite; a primeval tree.
Origin of primevalFrom Latin prīmaevus early in life prīmus first ; see per1 in Indo-European roots. aevum age ; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more primeval, superlative most primeval)
- They overflow into the extensive clearings made by man in the primeval mountain forests.
- But he was a profoundly interested observer of affairs at home and among 1 The Assyrian term abubu is used of the great primeval deluge (in the Gilgamesh epic), and also of the local floods common in the country.
- Bears, wolves, bison, deer, wild turkeys and wild pigeons were common in the primeval forests of Ohio, but they long ago disappeared.
- 9, 10, 14, 15, that God divided the primeval waters into two parts by an intervening " firmament " or " platform," on which the sun, moon and stars (planets) were placed to mark times and to give light.
- The three-field system of cropping a patch of land until its fertility is exhausted, and then allowing it to revert to the primeval condition, is still pursued, and both landowners and peasantry suffer from want of capital and lack of agricultural training.