ancient history

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ancient history

n.
1. The history of times long past.
2. Informal Common knowledge, especially of a recent event that has lost its original impact or importance.

ancient history

n
1. (Historical Terms) the history of the ancient world from the earliest known civilizations to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 ad
2. informal a recent event or fact sufficiently familiar to have lost its pertinence

an′cient his′tory


n.
1. the study of study of history before the end of the Western Roman Empire A.D. 476.
2. information or an event that is common knowledge or no longer pertinent.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ancient history - a history of the ancient worldancient history - a history of the ancient world  
account, chronicle, history, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
2.ancient history - knowledge of some recent fact or event that has become so commonly known that it has lost its original pertinence
common knowledge - anything generally known to everyone
Translations

ancient history

n (lit)Alte Geschichte; (fig)graue Vorzeit; that’s ancient history (fig)das ist schon längst Geschichte; he’s well-known in the field of ancient historyer ist ein sehr bekannter Altertumsforscher
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