Primeval Definition

prī-mēvəl
adjective
Of the earliest times or ages; primal; primordial.
Primeval forests.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Primeval

  • From primevous + -al. Further, primevous, from Latin primaevus (“in the first or earliest period of life"), from primus (“first") + aevum (“time, age"); see prime and age.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin prīmaevus early in life prīmus first per1 in Indo-European roots aevum age aiw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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