See also: æon
aeon (plural aeons)
- (Australia, New Zealand, Britain) Alternative spelling of
- 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.
- (Gnosticism, preferred spelling, with æon) A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.
- (Cosmology) Each universe in a series of universes, according to conformal cyclic cosmology.
- aeon in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- aeon in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
- aeon in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- aeon in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers