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Friday, October 14, 2011

cosmogony

\koz-MOG-uh-nee\ , noun;
1.
A theory or story of the origin and development of the universe.
Quotes:
In the shortest (but probably not the earliest) form of the cosmogony, the beginning of all things is found in the watery abyss.
-- Charles Dudley Warner, A Library of the World's Best Literature, Vol. 1
He narrowed it down to a matter of cosmogony. The grandfather had some curious views about the constitution of the universe.
-- Henry Miller, Moloch: Or, This Gentile World
Origin:
Cosmogony stems from the Greek kosmogonia meaning "creation of the world," from kosmos "world, universe" and -gonia "a begetting."
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