eschatology

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἔσχατον (eskhaton) -neuter of ἔσχατος (eskhatos, last)- + -logy.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: es‧cha‧to‧lo‧gy
  • IPA(key): /ɛskəˈtɒlədʒi/
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NounEdit

eschatology (countable and uncountable, plural eschatologies)

  1. (countable) System of doctrines concerning final matters, such as death.
  2. (uncountable) The study of the end times — the end of the world, notably in Christian and Islamic theology, the second coming of Christ, the Apocalypse or the Last Judgment.

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Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 10:32