from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the persons who were preserved in Noah's ark.
- Belonging to Noah's ark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Belonging to the ark.
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They abound in matters of interest to the investigator of masonic symbolism and philosophy, but should be read with a careful view of the preconceived theory of the learned author, who refers everything in the ancient religions to the influences of the Noachic cataclysm, and the arkite worship which he supposes to have resulted from it.
Davies, wishing to give dignity to his Celtic mythology, determines to find the arkite idolatry there too, and the style in which he proceeds to do this affords a good specimen of the extravagance which has caused Celtic antiquity to be looked upon with so much suspicion.
Full of his notions about an arkite idolatry and a Helio-daemonic worship, Edward
Bryant's book on mythology was then in vogue, and Bryant, in the fantastical manner so common in those days, found in Greek mythology what he called an arkite idolatry, pointing to Noah's deluge and the ark.
'the British Ceres, the arkite goddess who initiates us into the deepest mysteries of the arkite superstition.'