See also: æon

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EnglishEdit

 
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NounEdit

aeon (plural aeons)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain) Alternative spelling of eon
    • 1892, Rudyard Kipling, When Earth's Last Picture is Painted (L’Envoi to 'The Seven Seas'):
      When Earth's last picture is painted, and the tubes are twisted and dried,/ When the oldest colors have faded, and the youngest critic has died,/ We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it -- lie down for an aeon or two,/Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew.
  2. (Gnosticism, preferred spelling, with æon) A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn, age, eternity)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aeōn m (genitive aeōnis); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) age, eternity
  2. (Late Latin) the Gnostic Aeons

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aeōn aeōnēs
genitive aeōnis aeōnum
dative aeōnī aeōnibus
accusative aeōnem aeōnēs
ablative aeōne aeōnibus
vocative aeōn aeōnēs

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