Definitions

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  • adj. Being or occurring prior to the creation of the world.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being or occurring before the creation of the world.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing or occurring before the creation of the world.

Etymologies

From ante- +‎ mundane. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hunc ex deo prolatum didicimus et prolatione generatum et idcirco filium dei et deum dictum ex unitate substantiæ, nam et deus spiritus (that is, the antemundane Logos is the

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • The night in all its fulness met her flatly on the threshold, like the very brink of an absolute void, or the antemundane

    The Woodlanders

  • The believer not only looks forward to everlasting life, but also looks backward into the antemundane eternity and finds in the eternal purpose of divine love the beginning and the firm anchorage of his salvation.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • If, however, the Logos is intrinsically the Son of God, then Christ is the Son of God, not because he is the begotten of God in the flesh (early Christian), but because the spiritual being existing in him is the antemundane reproduction of

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • The creation of God, the Church, as it is of an antemundane and heavenly nature, will also attain its true existence only in the Æon of the future, the Æon of the kingdom of Christ.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • The night in all its fulness met her flatly on the threshold, like the very brink of an absolute void, or the antemundane Ginnung-Gap believed in by her Teuton forefathers.

    The Woodlanders

  • They unequivocally express these thoughts: that God is the only being who was from eternity; that the Logos was the first begotten, antemundane being, that he was the likeness, image, immediate manifestation, of the Father; that he was the medium of creation, the instrumental means in the outward formation of the world.

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life

  • Christianity, but would found human virtue on the eternal antemundane will of God.

    Occasional Papers Selected from the Guardian, the Times, and the Saturday Review, 1846-1890

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  • Existing or occurring before the creation of the world. (From WWFTD)

    May 11, 2008