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.
- The slopes of the plateau which face the rain-bringing monsoon are in some places covered with primeval forest, in which timber is plentiful.
- Bears, wolves, bison, deer, wild turkeys and wild pigeons were common in the primeval forests of Ohio, but they long ago disappeared.
- The primeval Being is, as opposed to the many, the One; as opposed to the finite, the Infinite, the unlimited.