HyperDic: antiquity

English > 3 senses of the word antiquity:
NOUNtimeantiquitythe historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
attributeantiquity, ancientnessextreme / extreme oldness
artifactantiquityan artifact surviving from the past
antiquity > pronunciation
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English > antiquity: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe.
Category ofAnamother of the ancient Irish gods
Bacchus(classical mythology) god of wine
Chinese deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
Egyptian deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Greek deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Lug, Lughancient Celtic god
Norse deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
Persian deityA deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
Phrygian deitydeity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor
Ra, Reancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk
Roman, RomanicOf or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)
Roman deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Semitic deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
augur, auspex(ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
catacombAn underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
centurion(ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
choragus(ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival
circus(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games / games / games
dithyramb(ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
galley(classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
gladiator(ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
humor, humour(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
laurel, laurel wreath, bay wreath(antiquity) a wreath of laurel foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory
lustrumA ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census
paean, pean(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
pantheon(antiquity) a temple to all the gods
pontifexA member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome
procurator(ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
sibyl(ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
toga virilis(ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
torch race(ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
tribune(ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
Part ofhistoryThe aggregate of past events
Broaderhistoric period, ageAn era of history having some distinctive feature
Spanishantigüedad
Catalanantiguitat
Adjectivesantiquebelonging to or lasting from times long ago
English > antiquity: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningextreme / extreme oldness.
Synonymancientness
BroaderoldnessThe quality of being old
Spanishantigüedad
Catalanantiguitat
Adjectivesantiquebelonging to or lasting from times long ago
English > antiquity: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn artifact surviving from the past.
NarrowerRoman buildingA building constructed by the ancient Romans
antiqueAny piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity
relicAn antiquity that has survived from the distant past
stele, stelaAn ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishantigüedad
Adjectivesantiquemade in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age

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