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 (nō-ā′kē-ən) also No·ach·ic (-ăk′ĭk) or No·ach·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Bible Of or relating to Noah or his time.
2. Antiquated; ancient; long obsolete.
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(nəʊˈeɪkɪən) or


(Bible) Old Testament of or relating to the patriarch Noah
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(noʊˈeɪ ki ən) ,

of or pertaining to the patriarch Noah or his time.
[1670–80; Noach (variant of Noah) + -ian]
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Adj.1.Noachian - of or relating to Noah or his time; "Noachian deluge"
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References in periodicals archive ?
HISTORY OF MARS Planetary scientists divide the Red Planet's history into three periods, the Noachian, Hesperian, and Amazonian (sometimes with the prequel Pre-Noachian).
These rocks formed during the Noachian and Hesperian Periods of Martian history between three and four billion years ago, when Mars's surface was abundant in water.
-"catastrophist" geology, with its commitment to a universal (Noachian) deluge;
But it was relayed to the Gentiles--the Sabaeans, Confucius, the Brahmins (who owed their name to Abraham), and Pythagoras all passing on the Noachian 'basics of civilization'.
Genesis borrowed many items from its pagan predecessors, like the figure of Utnapishtim (=Noah; but the Noachian covenant, with its noble theme of a new birth for humanity, introduces us to a friendly God who makes reliable treaties with his creatures).
(85) Second is whether stories of coastal drowning might in fact be post-colonial inventions inspired, as elsewhere, by the introduction of Christianity and the story of the Noachian Deluge.
To see which early Mars better explains the modern features of the planet,researcher Robin Wordsworth of the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and his colleagues used a 3-dimensional atmospheric circulation model to compare a water cycle on Mars under different scenarios 3 to 4 billion years ago, during whats called the late Noachian and early Hesperian periods.
The genealogy from Noah to Abraham and the names detailed in the Bible can thus be read as a chronicle of socio-religious evolution during the post- Noachian era, moving from the trauma of the Flood to the division into nations and the deification of sun and moon, culminating in Abraham's reintroduction of the true monotheistic religion.
Miranda's first sight is of a rainbow, central to the Noachian Covenant; yet here, rather than symbolizing divine promises, it serves strictly as a "tall portal" that frames for Miranda "a deep clear landscape of sea and sand, of soft meadow and sky" without overt explanation (324).
Four such episodes are considered here: Moses' second assent of Sinai, Jonah's rejection and then acceptance of God's instructions to go to Nineveh, the Noachian Flood, and sibling issues in the stories of Jacob and Esau and Leah and Rachel.