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preadamite

noun pre·adamite \prē+\

Definition of preadamite

  1. 1 :  an inhabitant of the earth before Adam

  2. 2 :  one who holds that men existed before Adam; specifically :  a follower of the doctrine of Isaac La Peyrère that only the Jews are descendants of Adam and that the Gentiles descend from men who lived before Adam

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Origin and Etymology of preadamite

New Latin praeadamita, from Latin prae- pre- + Adam (the first man in the Bible) + Latin -ita -ite


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preadamite

adjective pre·adamite \(ˈ)prē+\
variants: less commonly

preadamic

\¦prē+\ or

preadamitical

\(¦)prē¦adə¦mitə̇kəl\

Definition of preadamite

  1. :  existing before Adam :  of a time prior to that of Adam

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