Definitions

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  • noun historical One of a sect of visionaries, who, professing to imitate the state of the Biblical Adam, discarded the use of clothing in their assemblies.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Biblical Adam.

Etymologies

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Adam +‎ -ite

Examples

  • Ibn Abbas held that he belonged to an order of angels who are called Jinn and begot issue as do the nasnás, the Ghúl and the Kutrub which, however are male and female, like the pre-Adamite manwoman of Genesis, the “bi-une” of our modern days.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Pre – Adamite doctrine has been preached with but scant success in Christendom.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There are liquid clays, springs, hard rocks, and those soft and deep quagmires which special science calls moutardes. 59 The pick advances laboriously through the calcareous layers alternating with very slender threads of clay, and schistose beds in plates incrusted with oyster-shells, the contemporaries of the pre-Adamite oceans.

    Les Miserables

  • In process of time, when the Adamite religion demanded a restoration and a supplement, its pristine virtue was revived, restored and further developed by the books communicated to Abraham, whose dispensation thus takes the place of the Hebrew Noah and his Noachidæ.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But the Adamite called out to him from within the net and said,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Pre-Adamite316 races and dynasties of the Moslems remove a great stumbling-block and square with the anthropological views of the present day.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And in the ground placed He in abundance teeth, jaws, skulls, and pelvises of transitional fossils from pre-Adamite creatures.

    Michael Shermer: Dear Kansas

  • Men I have said remove the pubes by shaving, and pluck the hair of the arm-pits, one of the vestiges of pre-Adamite man.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Ádami” = an Adamite, one descended from the mythical and typical Adam for whom see Philo Judæus.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When you stood inside of one of those inverted bowls of a Pre-Adamite tobacco-pipe, looking up at the blue sky through the open top far off, as you might have looked up from a well, sunk under the centre of the pavement of the

    Reprinted Pieces

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