alpha and omega

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alpha and omega, from Rev. 1:8. Translation of Ancient Greek τὸ ἄλφα καὶ τὸ (tò álpha kaì tò ô).

Noun[edit]

alpha and omega

  1. The first and last; the beginning and end.
    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the Lord.
    • Sir J. Herschel
      the alpha and omega of science

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Interjection[edit]

alpha and omega

  1. An exclamation denoting surprise.