Synonyms for antiquity

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Even in antiquity the wiseacres took our royal buffoon too seriously.

Their precise age and antiquity have been disputed with some acrimony.

It was worth while going to Chteau-Chinon for the sight of such a piece of antiquity as that!

Of the antiquity of the drama of Ollantay there is now no question.

But enough, and perhaps too much, for the question of its antiquity.

The belief of their antiquity is confirmed by religious mysteries.

Can we suppose that he is ignorant of antiquity, and therefore has recourse to invention?

The older philosophers were great and awful; and they had the charm of antiquity.

With him, and with the dead city, the riddles of antiquity are cleared up.

The curiosities in the department of antiquity of the museum are of intense interest.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "olden times," from Old French antiquitet (11c.; Modern French antiquité) "olden times; great age; old age," from Latin antiquitatem (nominative antiquitas) "ancient times, antiquity, venerableness," noun of quality from antiquus (see antique (adj.)). Specific reference to ancient Greece and Rome is from mid-15c.; meaning "quality of being old" is from about the same time. Antiquities "relics of ancient days" is from 1510s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANTIQUITY

antique

nounold object, often of great value

antiques

nounold object, often of great value
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