What is the adjective of the English noun AGE?


k7vhq, Oct-23 19:42 (EEST):

Please tell me... what is the adjective of the English word AGE?

I am pretty sure that the adjective of the English noun EON is EONIAN and EON is the same as AGE but AGE seems to have no adjectival form.

I could make up one... CATISH is to CAT as AGEISH is to AGE but that would not fit with most/all English grammar teachers would it?

It is insisted too, by many folks, that the word EONIAN is used to modify something that is endless such as an EONIAN GOD or a God Who's duration is endless (Actually, an EONIAN GOD is a GOD OF THE AGES as He made them Heb 1:2.). That can't be so because the adjective EONIAN comes from the noun EON and EON is the same as an AGE. An AGE, as well as an EON, is a period of time, no matter how long or short, who's duration is finite. Check out my short website and see what I am driving at please.


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asked Oct 24 '11 at 13:38 Robert Wheeler Todd New member

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Here are some common derivatives of the word 'age'.


"to age" (verb)




"aged" (adjective)


"ageless" (adjective)

link comment answered Oct 25 '11 at 15:15 Kimberly Expert

In the sense of "age" you mean, the only "adjective" I can think of is "age-old", as in an "age-old conundrum".


Other than that, you perhaps have the adjectival phrases "of the age" or "of ages"as in:


"an artefact of the age"

"rock of ages"

link comment answered Oct 27 '11 at 07:32 Agreeonpurpose Contributor

I agree with one choice of all these answers but let me say two things first.  1) I disagree with your postulation that eonion is something that has an end.  An eon is a long period of time  but even geology gives it a finite end but at the same time does not quantify it.  Geology however does not quantify eonion but it does not use it in a finite way either.  So I would postulate that eon is finite but eonion is not.  Thus the only answer to the AGE question from noun to adjectivite is, EON is to EONIAN as AGE is to AGELESS. Oh I almost forgot. 2) I am no longer a Christian and really don't want to get into the philosophy with you but there is an old book I always used along with my concordance that may help you if you don't know about it.  It is called Pelubet's bible dictionary (pronounced as if it were spelled Pelubays).  It is only good for the KJ version.  

link comment edited Aug 16 at 06:15 Karen Leutz Contributor

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