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Meaning of EON

Pronunciation:  'eeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (in Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
  2. [n]  an immeasurably long period of time
  3. [n]  the longest division of geological time; two or more eras
 

EON is a 3 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: aeon, aeon
 
 See Also: age, era, geologic time, geological era, geological time, long time, spiritual being, supernatural being, years

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E"on\, AEon \[AE]"on\, n. [L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or
period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See {Age}.]
1. An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a
   long space of time; an age.

         The eons of geological time.          --Huxley.

2. (Gnostic Philos.) One of the embodiments of the divine
   attributes of the Eternal Being.

         Among the higher [AE]ons are Mind, Reason, Power,
         Truth, and Life.                      --Am. Cyc.

Note: Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God
      from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill
      various functions in the material and spiritual
      universe.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aeon, age, ages, annus magnus, century, cycle, cycle of indiction, date, day, eternity, generation, great year, indiction, long, long time, long while, month of Sundays, Platonic year, right smart spell, time, years, years on end
 

 

 

 

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