αιώνας

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αἰών ‎(aiṓn, epoch).

Noun[edit]

αιώνας ‎(aiónasm ‎(plural αιώνες)

  1. century (100 consecutive years)
  2. century (specifically a numbered period with conventional start)
    Έγινε στα μέσα του 20ου αιώνα.‎ ― Égine sta mésa tou 20ou aióna. ― It took place in the middle of the 20th century.
  3. (geology) eon, era, age
    Φανεροζωικός αιώνας‎ ― Fanerozoikós aiónas ― Phanerozoic eon
  4. eternity, age, eon

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"Proterozoic eon" will be found translated as "Προτεροζωικός αιώνας" and "Προτεροζωικός μεγααιώνας". The form "αιώνας" can mean any long period (age, century, etc) so "μεγααιώνας" - large eon - is often used to make the meaning clear.

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