post·​di·​lu·​vi·​an ˌpōs(t)-də-ˈlü-vē-ən How to pronounce postdiluvian (audio)
: of or relating to the period after the flood described in the Bible
postdiluvian noun

Word History


post- + Latin diluvium flood — more at deluge

First Known Use

1680, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postdiluvian was in 1680

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Cite this Entry

“Postdiluvian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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