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genesis

See also: Genesis

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.ə.sɪs/

EtymologyEdit

From Latin genesis (generation, nativity), from Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis, origin, source, beginning, nativity, generation, production, creation), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis (birth, production), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-. Related to γίγνεσθαι (gígnesthai) second aor. γενέσθαι (genésthai, to be produced, become, be).

NounEdit

genesis (plural geneses)

  1. The origin, start, or point at which something comes into being.
    Some point to the creation of Magna Carta as the genesis of English common law.

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