See also: prehistòric
Alternative forms edit
- Rhymes: -ɒɹɪk
- (properly) Of or relating to the epoch before written record.
- 1832 October, Foreign Quarterly Review, page 369:
- Was it then in a pre-historic time that the Romans wandered into these lands?
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 137:
- The cartoon image of prehistoric woman being dragged by the hair by her caveman-husband probably conditions the perceptions of archaeologists far more than they realize.
- (inexact or humorous) Ancient; very old, outdated, etc.
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Related terms edit
- French: préhistorique
of relating to the epoch before written record