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a.1.Of or pertaining to Adam, or resembling him.
Adamic earth
a name given to common red clay, from a notion that Adam means red earth.
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When his earliest disciples performed the ecstatic act of glossolalia, he often told them they were speaking the "pure Adamic language, that which was spoken in the garden of Eden.
Rather than attempting to reconfigure the Adamic language, the language planners' principal goal was more modest: effectually to reverse the 'confusion of tongues' imposed upon humankind at Babel" (117).
22) What Emerson gives us in statements such as these is what James Perrin Warren has called "a secularized account of Adamic language.
The realist novel, like an Adamic language, does indeed claim to reflect things in the world, disguising the fact that it too is in the domain of the literary.
They would indeed become beasts, much like the animals Adam named -- or catalogued, one might say -- with that now lost Adamic language that was also reputedly more precise and closer to reality than our own post-lapsarian languages are.
AI may be heir to searches for the perfect pre-Babel Adamic language, but more mundane su ggestions can also be advanced.
Furthermore, it appears that "lunacy," for Eco, at least in terms of the search for the perfect language, lies not so much in this search itself as in believing that one has arrived at the truth about the origin of a primordial/ Adamic language.
Thus Etheria/Zephyra is killed by the violent figure which in the novel stands for the myth of a universal Adamic language, for the Oneness which is equally and monomaniacally pursued both by Angus and Tubbs.
In its conflation of sound and sense, signifier and signified, it bears some resemblance to the imagined Adamic language in which words contained in themselves knowledge and power over what they named.
In reading Book 8, Snider turns to the problem of Adamic language, in which words and things cohere, and to the seventeenth-century controversy about "pre-Adamitism", i.