antediluvian patriarch

noun
any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
Syn: ↑antediluvian
Derivationally related forms: ↑antediluvial (for: ↑antediluvian)
Hypernyms: ↑patriarch

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  • antediluvian patriarch. — See under patriarch (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • antediluvian patriarch. — See under patriarch (def. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • patriarch — n 1. antediluvian patriarch, early Biblical leader, leader of the early Israelites; Gk. Orthodox and Eastern Churches. ecumenical patriarch or archbishop; Rom. Cath. Ch. Pope or Pontiff; Mormon Ch. highest dignitary or Evangelist; hierarch,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Patriarch — • The word patriarch as applied to Biblical personages comes from the Septuagint version . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Patriarch     Patriarch      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • patriarch — patriarchal, patriarchic, patriarchical, adj. patriarchally, patriarchically, adv. patriarchdom, patriarchship, n. /pay tree ahrk /, n. 1. the male head of a family or tribal line. 2. a person regarded as the father or founder of an order, class …   Universalium

  • patriarch — /ˈpeɪtriak / (say paytreeahk), /ˈpæt / (say pat ) noun 1. any of the earlier biblical personages regarded as the fathers of the human race, comprising those from Adam to Noah (antediluvian patriarchs) and those between the Deluge and the birth of …   Australian English dictionary

  • Patriarch —    A name employed in the New Testament with reference to Abraham (Heb. 7:4), the sons of Jacob (Acts 7:8, 9), and to David (2:29). This name is generally applied to the progenitors of families or heads of the fathers (Josh. 14:1) mentioned in… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • antediluvian — Synonyms and related words: Bronze Age man, Gothic, Hominidae, Iron Age man, Methuselah, Stone Age man, Victorian, aboriginal, aborigine, age old, aged, ancient, ante bellum, antemundane, anthropoid, antiquated, antique, ape man, archaic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • patriarch — Synonyms and related words: Aaronic priesthood, Father Time, Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, Melchizedek priesthood, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, Seventy, abba, abuna, ancestors, antecedents, antediluvian, antipope, antique, apostle, archbishop …   Moby Thesaurus

  • antediluvian — adj 1. primeval, primal, prehistoric, preglacial, preadamic, Noachian, Noachic, Noachical; eolithic, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, before the Flood or Deluge; primary, prime, pristine, early, earliest, initial, first; autochthonal,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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