αιώνας

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Greek[edit]

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 αιώναςFanerozoikós aiónasPhanerozoic 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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