1) (relating to times long ago, especially before the collapse of Rome: ancient history.) antiguo
2) (very old: an ancient sweater.) viejo
ancient adj antiguo
ancient Greece la antigua Grecia
1 antiguo,-a (monument) histórico,-a
2 familiar viejísimo,-a
plural noun the ancients
1 los antiguos nombre masculino plural
ancient history historia antigua
ancient ['eɪntʃənt] adj
1) : antiguo
ancient history: historia antigua
2) old: viejo
antiguo, -a adj.
cano, -a adj.
rancio, -a adj.
a) <civilizations/ruin> antiguo

Ancient Greek — griego m clásico

my divorce? that's all ancient history now — ¿mi divorcio? eso ya ha pasado a la historia

b) (colloq) (old) <car> del año de la pera (fam)
1) (=old, classical) antiguo

ancient Greek — griego m antiguo

ancient history — historia f antigua

that's ancient history! * — ¡eso pertenece a la historia!

in ancient days — en la antigüedad, hace muchísimo tiempo

ancient monument — (Brit) monumento m histórico

ancient Rome — la Roma antigua

remains of ancient times — restos mpl de la antigüedad

2) * hum [person] viejo, anciano; [clothing, object] antiquísimo, de los tiempos de Maricastaña *

we went in his ancient car — fuimos en su antiquísimo coche

he's getting pretty ancient — va para viejo

OLD in old
* * *
a) <civilizations/ruin> antiguo

Ancient Greek — griego m clásico

my divorce? that's all ancient history now — ¿mi divorcio? eso ya ha pasado a la historia

b) (colloq) (old) <car> del año de la pera (fam)

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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