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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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

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