antiquity

noun
1 ancient times
ADJECTIVE
classical, Greek, Roman, etc.

legends from Greek antiquity

late
remote
VERB + ANTIQUITY
date back to, go back to, survive from
be lost in

The origins of this ancient structure are lost in antiquity.

PREPOSITION
from antiquity

a study of urban life from antiquity to the present day

in antiquity

vases that were manufactured in late classical antiquity

2 a work of art, etc. from ancient times
ADJECTIVE
classical, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, etc.
priceless
looted, stolen
VERB + ANTIQUITY
collect

He collects Egyptian antiquities.

ANTIQUITIES + NOUN
antiquities dealer
3 great age
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great

the considerable antiquity of the rocks in this region


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