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Me·thu·se·lah 1

A biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.

Me·thu·se·lah 2

An extremely old or long-lived man.


a wine bottle holding the equivalent of eight normal bottles


(Bible) Old Testament a patriarch supposed to have lived 969 years (Genesis 5:21–27) who has come to be regarded as epitomizing longevity. Douay spelling: Mathusala


(məˈθu zə lə, -ˈθuz lə)

1. a patriarch who lived 969 years. Gen. 5:27.
2. (often l.c.) a wine bottle holding 6½ qt. (6 l).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Methuselah - (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 yearsMethuselah - (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Methuselah - a man who is very oldMethuselah - a man who is very old    
codger, old codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
patriarch - a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself


[mɪˈθjuːzələ] NMatusalén


nMethusalem m; as old as Methuselahso alt wie Methusalem
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Theatrically, its most celebrated landmarks were Bernard Shaw's premiere of Back to Methusalah in 1923, the world's first modern dress productions of Shakespeare and the directing debut of Peter Brook in 1945.
Even though he is almost as old as Methusalah, Romero was playing out of his boots before taking a month off and, provided The Cat has not been on too many night manoeuvres in the interim, he should be well up to landing a 5-6 shot.
Usually, these are passing references, for example, Methusalah is used to affirm the great age of a tree.