antique (adj.) Look up antique at
1530s, "aged, venerable," from Middle French antique "old" (14c.), from Latin antiquus (later anticus) "ancient, former, of olden times; old, long in existence, aged; venerable; old-fashioned," from PIE *anti in sense of "before" (see ante) + *okw- "appearance" (see eye (n.)). Originally pronounced in English like its parallel antic, but French pronunciation and spelling were adopted from c. 1700.
antique (n.) Look up antique at
"an old and collectible thing," 1771, from antique (adj.).
antique (v.) Look up antique at
"to give an antique appearance to," 1896, from antique (adj.). Related: Antiqued; antiquing.