Word of the DayFriday, October 14, 2011
\koz-MOG-uh-nee\ , noun;
A theory or story of the origin and development of the universe.
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
Cosmogony stems from the Greek kosmogonia meaning "creation of the world," from kosmos "world, universe" and -gonia "a begetting."
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