The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.(adjective)
An example of primeval is the "Grizzly Giant" sequoia tree in Yosemite; a primeval tree.
See primeval in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L primaevus (< primus, first: see prime + aevum, an age) + -al
See primeval in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin prīmaevus, early in life
Origin: : prīmus, first; see per1 in Indo-European roots
Origin: + aevum, age; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
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