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archaic
Belonging to ancient times; old-fashioned.

The word "thou" is an archaic form of "you".

This entry is located in the following unit: arch- (page 1)
Belonging to a much earlier time; old and not used anymore. (1)
Word Entries at Word Info: “archaic
archaic (adjective), more archaic, most archaic
1. Marked by the characteristics of a much earlier period; antiquated: There are archaic manners and notions which are no longer acceptable in these modern times.
2. In a linguistic form, commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage except to suggest the older time, as in religious rituals or historical novels: Examples of archaic language usages include the following: "thou", "wast", "methinks", and "forsooth".
3. Forming the earliest stage; prior to full development: There was an archaic period of psychoanalytic research.

The company had to update its archaic computers because they were incapable of handling all of the data that was being installed into them.

4. A reference to or designating the style of the fine arts: There are some archaic paintings and sculptures that were developed in Greece from the middle of the 7th to the early 5th century B.C., primarily characterized by an increased emphasis on the human figure in action with naturalistic proportions and anatomical structures; there are also simplicity of volumes, forms, or designs, and the evolution of a definitive style for the narrative treatment of subject matters.
5. A term used to describe an early stage in the development of civilization: In New World chronology, an archaic period existed just before the shift from hunting, gathering, and fishing to agricultural cultivation, pottery development, and village settlement.

Between 8000-1000 B.C., there were a series of archaic achievements which characterized certain periods: Early archaic 8000-5000 B.C., mixture of big-game hunting tradition with early archaic cultures; also marked by post-glacial climatic change in association with the disappearance of Late Pleistocene big game animals; then middle archaic cultures from 5000-2000 B.C., and a late archaic period 2000-1000 B.C.

—Compilation of information gleaned from the
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.; William Benton, Publisher: Chicago;
1968, Vol.II, Pages 281, 238; and Vol. X, Page 835.
Belonging to a much earlier time.
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This entry is located in the following units: archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch (page 3) -ic (page 25)
obsolete, obsolescent, anachronism, archaic, archaism
obsolete (ahb" suh LEET, AHB suh leet") (adjective)
Unfashionable, no longer current or useful: "The use of a horse drawn carriage for everyday travel is obsolete."
obsolescent (ahb" suh LES uhnt) (adjective)
Being no longer useful or fashionable: "Gas lights in houses are now obsolescent and dangerous."
anachronism (uh NAK ruh niz'uhm) (noun)
1. Something that is chronologically out of place with the rest of a context: "Knights in armor are an anachronism in today's sporting events."
2. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or an historical order: "The novel has one anachronism after the other."
archaic (ahr KAY ik) (adjective)
Characteristic of or belonging to a former or earlier time: "There are some archaic expressions used in this book that are charming."
archaism (AHR kee iz" uhm, AHR kay iz" uhm) (noun)
Something that is characterized as old fashioned or is no longer used: "Wearing a bloomer as an article of clothing is an archaism which belongs in the history books."

It is an obsolete notion to wear a bustle which has become obsolescent for daily wear. It is somewhat of an anachronism, like wearing lace mitts to the opera because lace mitts are archaic, something my great grandmother wore; however, now they are just considered an archaism best left for the manikin in the museum.

Word Entries at Word Info containing the term: “archaic
archaic Homo sapiens
Relating to or being an early form or subspecies of Homo sapiens, anatomically distinct from modern humans.

Neanderthals in Europe and Solo man in Asia are usually classed as archaic humans. According to one model of human evolution, widely separated but interbreeding archaic groups in different parts of the world evolved independently into today's physiologically distinct geographic populations.

This entry is located in the following unit: archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch (page 3)
archaic maiolica
A series of jugs and bowls of the early 13th to late 16th centuries in Tuscan and Italian towns.

They were decorated with geometric motifs, leaves, and other forms outlined in brown and set into green or brown backgrounds.

They were sold as far away as Spain, North Africa, and northern Europe. There seems to be a connection to earlier Byzantine and Persian products.

This entry is located in the following unit: archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch (page 3)
etherial (adjective) (an outdated or archaic form of ethereal
This entry is located in the following unit: ethero-, ether-, aethero-, aether-, aither- (page 1)