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Etymology

From Middle English auncyen, from Old French ancien (old), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ante (before). Cf. antique.

Pronunciation

Adjective

ancient (comparative ancient, superlative er)

Positive
ancient

Comparative
ancient

Superlative
er

  1. very old

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
ancient

Plural
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ancient ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A flag, banner, standard or ensign.
    • 1719: Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      I got all things ready as he had directed, and waited the next morning with the boat washed clean, her ancient and pendants out, and everything to accommodate his guests..

References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

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