primeval
adjective Etymology: Latin primaevus, from primus first + aevum age — more at aye Date: 1662 1. of or relating to the earliest ages (as of the world or human history) ; ancient, primitive <
100 acres of primeval forest which has never felt an ax — Mary R. Zimmer
>
2. primordial 1b • primevally adverb

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  • primeval — is now the dominant spelling, not primaeval …   Modern English usage

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  • primeval — (also primaeval) ► ADJECTIVE 1) of the earliest time in history. 2) (of behaviour or emotion) instinctive and unreasoning. ORIGIN Latin primaevus, from primus first + aevum age …   English terms dictionary

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