Primeval meaning

prī-mēvəl
Of the earliest times or ages; primal; primordial.

Primeval forests.

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Belonging to the first ages.
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The definition of primeval is a person or thing from the earliest times.

An example of primeval is the "Grizzly Giant" sequoia tree in Yosemite; a primeval tree.

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Belonging to the first or earliest age or ages; original or ancient.

A primeval galaxy.

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Origin of primeval

  • 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

  • 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