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archaic

adjective  /ɑrˈkeɪ·ɪk/ us  
of or belonging to the past; from an ancient period in history: Some people like to show off by using archaic words.
Translations of “archaic”
in Spanish Arcaico…
in Korean 구식의…
in Arabic عَتيق…
in Portuguese arcaico…
in Catalan arcaic…
in Japanese 時代遅れの, 旧式の…
in Italian arcaico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古老的,古代的, 原始的…
in Russian устарелый…
in Turkish çok eski, güncel olmayan, geçerli olmayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古老的,古代的, 原始的…
in Polish archaiczny…
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