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Word: archaic

Definition: antiquated; no longer used; belonging to the past; N.


Sentences Containing 'archaic'

"Bošnjanin"; ), meaning "Bosnians", is the archaic name for inhabitants of Bosnia during the Middle Ages.
"Deep underground, in an archaic vault we searched until we found the fabled tales.
A kouros (plural kouroi, Ancient Greek ) is the modern term given to those representations of male youths which first appear in the Archaic period in Greece.
A minority of the "new characters" are not completely new inventions, as they coincide with archaic characters, whose original meanings have long been lost to most people.
An archaic first-person pronoun, "ware", is used as a hostile and impolite second-person pronoun in Kansai.
Biblical characters took over the functions of the archaic gods and spirits.
By 900 BC, Archaic people lived at Atlatl Cave and like sites.
Cavetto cornices at the tops of walls, for instance, were made to imitate rows of palm fronds placed atop archaic walls, and the batter of exterior walls, while partly meant to ensure balance, was also a holdover from archaic building methods.
Considered by many an archaic term, "quackery" is most often used to denote the peddling of the "cure-alls" described above.
Cornelius discovered fiber-tempered pottery at the site as well as tools of late Archaic-type in great numbers.
Dialects of other areas such as Kii Peninsula and northern Kansai have different features, some archaic, from the common Kansai-ben.
During most of the period, the language existed in a situation of diglossia, with regional spoken dialects existing side by side with learned, archaic written forms.
exhibit the same degree of naturalism, and the archaic column sculptures from the Temple of Artemis Ephesos, thought to have been supplied by Croesus of Lydia, share some anatomical features.
Furthermore, Johns describes Kovel's argument that human hierarchy is founded on raiding to steal women as "archaic".
His use of archaic language has been seen by some modern readers as making his fiction difficult to read.
In 1875, he issued a royal decree to bring about this reform, dividing and creating many departments, and thereby preventing the archaic system from collapsing.
In 2004, the album was re-issued by Archaic Temple Productions and included three live bonus tracks and new cover art.
In most cases, the original forms of words then become archaic and fall into disuse, with notable exceptions.
In style the Lady of Guardamar is a bit more archaic than the other contemporary Iberian sculptures Lady of Baza or the Lady of Elche, with features more Iberian.
In the archaic Roman calendar, February was the last month of the year.
Issoire (, archaic Occitan: "Issoire, Ussoire") is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.
It makes an archaic impression with its bitter and laconic language.
Judging from its rather fanciful functions and from its name, it was probably a relic of the archaic jurisdiction of the patriarch-king.
Known for having an interesting writing style which also includes archaic and neologistic Slovene words.
Like the fantasia, the alto recitative is stylistically archaic.
List of archaic technological nomenclature
Living by his principles, even when in opposition, he was a supporter of women’s rights, horizontal stratification of social class, and the right of choice against archaic propriety.
Meanwhile, certain Tamil words or phrases that are archaic in India and Sri Lanka are still used in Singapore.
People of the Archaic period (generally between 5500 to 1 BC) were hunters of small game, such as deer, antelope and rabbits, and gatherers of wild plants.
Quicksilver's icon is based on the alchemical symbol for mercury, "quicksilver" being an archaic name for the element.
Robert E.A. Palmer II (1933 – March 11, 2006) was a historian and a leading figure in the study of archaic Rome.
Several cultural stages, such as Archaic (ca.
Shima-ben is close to Ise-ben, but its vocabulary includes many archaic words.
The Archaic or Early Dynastic Period of Egypt immediately follows the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt "c." 3100 BC.
The earliest artifacts at the LoDaisKa rockshelter date from the Paleo-Indian period; the remains were from Complex E. Archaic periods.
The first known script for writing Greek was the Linear B syllabary, used for the archaic Mycenaean dialect. Linear B was not deciphered until 1953.
The majority of Finland’s toponyms can be recognized having archaic or dialectal Finnish origins.
The problem of the evolution of the kouros type is inevitably linked to that of the overall development of monumental Archaic Greek sculpture.
The province of southern France was colonized by the Ancient Greeks who introduced viniculture into Provence and founded the cities of Marseilles and Nice, during the Archaic and Classical Eras.
The rockshelter was first inhabited by people of the Archaic through the Middle Ceramic period, generally spanning 3000 BC to 1000 AD.
The site contains an important record of more than 5000 years of prehistory, including Middle Archaic (ca.
The Székelys of Bukovina maintained an archaic Hungarian folklore because of their isolation.
The Temple was founded in the sixth century BC, the Archaic Period.
The Winchester quart is an archaic measure, roughly equal to 2 Imperial quarts or 2.25 litres.
The word "quack" derives from the archaic word "quacksalver", of Dutch origin (spelled "kwakzalver" in contemporary Dutch), literally meaning "hawker of salve".
The word "винокур" is an archaic name of the profession of spirit distilling.
These variations are now archaic, but are still widely used in fictitious creations to represent stereotypical Kansai speakers especially "wate" and "wai".
This archaic religion was the foundation of the "mos maiorum", "the way of the ancestors" or simply "tradition", viewed as central to Roman identity.
Tristubh verses are also used in later literature, its archaic associations used to press home a "Vedic" character of the poetry.
Within the Denver basin, prehistoric cultural periods are traditionally identified as: Paleo-Indian, Archaic and Ceramic periods.

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