308. Past


See also 18. ANTIQUITY ; 174. FUTURE ; 207. HISTORY ; 269. MEMORY ; 304. ORIGINS .

aboriginality
the condition of being first in a place and of having a relatively simple nature. — aboriginal, n., adj.
antediluvianism
adherence to or fondness for ancient things or customs. — antediluvian, n., adj.
antiquarianism
interest in the culture of antiquity, especially that of classical Greece and Rome. — antiquary, antiquarian, n. antiquarian, adj.
archaeolatry
devotion to archaism. — archaeolater, n. archaeolatrous, adj.
archaism
an inclination toward old-fashioned things, speech, etc. Also archaicism. archaist, n. archaic, adj.
chronographer
a person who records time or the events that have occurred in time.
chronography
Obsolete, the recording or study of past events.
medievalism
strong fondness or admiration for the culture, mores, etc, of the Middle Ages. — medievalist, n. medievalistic, adj.
palaetiology
paletiology.
paleology, palaeology
the study of antiquities. — paleologist, palaeologist, n. paleologic, palaeologic, paleological, palaeological, adj.
paleopathology, palaeopathology
Medicine. the study of diseases from former times as found in fossils and mummified remains.
paletiology, palaetiology
an explanation of events of the past through the laws of causation. — paletiologist, palaetiologist, n. paletiological, palaetiological, adj.
papyrology
the study of papyrus manuscripts. — papyrologist, n. papyrological, adj.
philarchaist
Obsolete, one devoted to the archaic. — philarchaic, adj.

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