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archaic

adjective uk   /ɑːˈkeɪ.ɪk/ us    /ɑːr-/
of or belonging to an ancient period in history: an archaic system of government an archaic law/rule/languageAncient history: before 500 ADOld or old-fashionedThe elderly
archaically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Ancient history: before 500 ADOld or old-fashionedThe elderly
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