Translation of antiquity in Spanish:

antiquity

Pronunciation: /ænˈtɪkwəti/

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (ancient times) antigüedad (feminine) in antiquity en la antigüedad, en el mundo antiguo
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    • Some of the classical cities of antiquity, notably Athens and Rome, became dependent on trade by sea to import the building materials and foodstuffs necessary to maintain both their populations and their navies.
    • The poem was accepted as Hesiod's in antiquity, but various indications point to the period 580-520 BC.
    • Its counterpart in antiquity was not Plato's philosophy, but Ptolemy's astronomy, which depended on actual measurements, while the former sought eternal truth beyond all possible measurement.
    1.2 (age) antigüedad (feminine) a carving of great antiquity una talla muy antigua or de gran antigüedad
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    • It is an unwritten code that wherever possible churches with antiquity would be preserved.
    • Montesquieu, Smith and Tocqueville were forced to theorize about the antiquity of the institutions and culture which underlay modernity and its origins in England.
    • Historians continue to debate the antiquity and plausibility of his discovery.
  • 2
    (antiquities plural)
    (buildings, objects) antigüedades (feminine plural)
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    • Paintings, works on paper and antiquities were stored and displayed in various buildings throughout the campus.
    • Defying the age of celebrity, and resisting the lucrative market for antiquities, the property owner kept mum about his treasure for decades.
    • Gauguin's primitivist pottery lives happily within the same walls as ancient Egyptian antiquities.

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