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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Definitions for aeon

  1. (in Gnosticism) one of a class of powers or beings conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being and performing various functions in the operations of the universe.
  2. eon

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Citations for aeon
He conceives an endless joy; he conceives creatures as permanent as Puck or Pan - creatures whose will to live aeons upon aeons cannot satisfy. Gilbert K. Chesterton, The Works of Charles Dickens: Pickwick Papers, Part I
He conceives an endless joy; he conceives creatures as permanent as Puck or Pan - creatures whose will to live aeons upon aeons cannot satisfy. Gilbert K. Chesterton, The Works of Charles Dickens: Pickwick Papers, Part I
Origin of aeon
1640-1650
Aeon comes from the same root as eon, the Greek aion, meaning "age, eternity." Its first recorded use dates from the 1640s.