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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Primeval \Pri*me"val\, adjective [L. primaevus; primus first + aevum age. See {Prime}, adjective, and {Age}.] Belonging to the first ages; pristine; original; primitive; primary; as, the primeval innocence of man. "This is the forest primeval." --Longfellow.

From chaos, and primeval darkness, came Light. --Keats.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

primeval

adjective

1: 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" [syn: {aboriginal}, {primal}, {primeval}, {primaeval}, {primordial}]


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