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See also: EON, eón, éon, e-on, and ΕΟΝ

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • aeon (chiefly British or Gnostic)
  • æon (dated, chiefly British or Gnostic)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn, age).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
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eon (plural eons)

  1. (US) Eternity.
  2. A period of 1,000,000,000 years.
    • 2012 January 1, Robert L. Dorit, “Rereading Darwin”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 23:
      We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.
  3. (geology) The longest time period used in geology.
  4. (US, informal, hyperbolic) A long period of time.
    It's been eons since we last saw each other.
  5. (Gnosticism, usually spelled aeon or æon) A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aeon, from Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn, age).

NounEdit

eon n (definite singular eonet, indefinite plural eon or eoner, definite plural eona or eonene)

  1. eon; eternity
  2. (geology) eon, aeon
  3. (informal, hyperbolically) eon
  4. A period of 1,000,000,000 years.
  5. (Gnosticism) eon

ReferencesEdit

  • eon” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aeon, from Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn, age).

NounEdit

eon n (definite singular eonet, indefinite plural eon, definite plural eona)

  1. eon; eternity
  2. (geology) eon, aeon
  3. (informal, hyperbolically) eon
  4. A period of 1,000,000,000 years.
  5. (Gnosticism) eon

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ěoːn/
  • Hyphenation: e‧on

NounEdit

èōn m (Cyrillic spelling ѐо̄н)

  1. eon

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

eon c

  1. eon; eternity
  2. (geology) eon

DeclensionEdit

Declension of eon 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative eon eonen eoner eonerna
Genitive eons eonens eoners eonernas