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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: archaïque, from Greek archaikos, from archaios 'ancient'

archaic

adjective
     
ar‧cha‧ic
1 old and no longer used [= outdated; ≠ modern]:
archaic words
2 old-fashioned and needing to be replaced:
Many smaller radio stations broadcast on archaic equipment.
3 from or relating to ancient times:
archaic civilizations

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