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noun 
  1. As a proper noun, usually used to refer to the period of w:Ancient Greece, Ancient Greece and w:Ancient Rome, Ancient Rome.

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noun , plural antiquities
  1. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past
Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
  1. The ancients; the people of ancient times.
That such pillars were raised by Seth all antiquity has avowed. --Sir W. Raleigh.
  1. (obsolete) An old gentleman.
You are a shrewd antiquity, neighbor Clench. --B. Jonson.
  1. (often constructed as an uncountable plural) A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: oudheid(nl)f
  • Spanish: Antigüedad(es)f
Etymology: Latin antiquitas, from antiquus: compare with French antiquité. See Antique.


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