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EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew מְתוּשֶׁלַח (M'tušelaḥ), also spelled מְתוּשָׁלַח (M'tušalaḥ).

Proper nounEdit

Methuselah

  1. The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 5:25-26
    And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

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NounEdit

Methuselah (plural Methuselahs)

  1. (by extension) Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age.
  2. A large wine bottle with the capacity of about 6 liters, equivalent to 8 standard bottles.