methuselah


methuselah

noun

  1. a patriarch who lived 969 years. Gen. 5:27.
  2. an extremely old man.
  3. a very large wine bottle holding 6½ quarts (6 liters).

noun

  1. a wine bottle holding the equivalent of eight normal bottles

noun

  1. Old Testament a patriarch supposed to have lived 969 years (Genesis 5:21–27) who has come to be regarded as epitomizing longevityDouay spelling: Mathusala

The oldest man mentioned in the Bible (see also Bible); according to the Book of Genesis, he was the grandfather of Noah and lived to be 969 years old.

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