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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial(adj)

    having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state

    "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"

Wiktionary

  1. primeval(Adjective)

    Belonging to the first ages.

  2. primeval(Adjective)

    Primary; original.

  3. primeval(Adjective)

    Primitive.

  4. Origin: From primevous + -al. Further, primevous, from primaevus, from primus + aevum; see prime and age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Primeval(adj)

    belonging to the first ages; pristine; original; primitive; primary; as, the primeval innocence of man

  2. Origin: [L. primaevus; primus first + aevum age. See Prime, a., and Age.]

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  1. Primeval

    Primeval is a British science fiction Thriller Drama television programme produced for ITV by Impossible Pictures. Created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines, who previously created the Walking with... documentary series. Primeval follows a team of scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across Great Britain through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the present, as well as trying to prevent end-of-the-world scenarios from occurring. First broadcast in the UK on 10 February 2007, it has since expanded to an international audience. Overall reception of the programme was positive during the first and second series, maintaining a 25% audience share in the United Kingdom during both series to date. Before it was broadcast on 9 August 2008 on BBC America, the programme received generally positive reaction from American critics as well. The third series, which ITV announced on 30 January 2008, began on 28 March 2009. In the US, series 3 premiered on 16 May 2009 on BBC America. On 29 September 2009, it was announced that a deal had been struck between ITV, BBC Worldwide, Watch, Impossible Pictures and the German broadcaster ProSieben to produce two new series of the show for transmission in 2011.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Primeval

    prī-mē′val, adj. belonging to the first ages: original: primitive.—adv. Primē′vally. [L. primævusprimus, first, ævum, an age.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of primeval in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of primeval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of primeval in a Sentence

  1. Alistair McLean:

    Sometimes, the dogs start howling when the aurora appears here, it's so primeval, it sends shivers down your spine.

  2. Michael Oakeshott:

    As civilized human beings, we are the inheritors, neither of an inquiry about ourselves and the world, nor of an accumulating body of information, but of a conversation, begun in the primeval forests and extended and made more articulate in the course of centuries. It is a conversation which goes on both in public and within each of ourselves.

  3. Dante Alighieri:

    Through me you pass into the city of woeThrough me you pass into eternal painThrough me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric movedTo rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

  4. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.

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