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hexaemeron

[hek-suh-em-uh-ron] /ˌhɛk səˈɛm əˌrɒn/
noun
1.
the six days of the Creation.
2.
a written account of them, especially the Biblical account. Gen. 1.
3.
a treatise on them.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Late Latin < Greek hexaḗmeron period of six days, neuter of hexaḗmeros of six days (adj.), equivalent to hexa- hexa- + (h)ēmér(a) day + -os noun suffix
Related forms
hexaemeric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hexaemeric

hexaemeron

/ˌhɛksəˈɛmərɒn/
noun
1.
  1. the period of six days in which God created the world
  2. the account of the Creation in Genesis 1
Derived Forms
hexaemeric, hexahemeric, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from hexaēmeros (adj) of six days, from hexa- + hēmera day
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