beginningless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

beginning +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

beginningless (not comparable)

  1. Incomplete for lack of a beginning.
    • 1829 February, Griffiths, Ralph; Griffiths, George Edward, “Article XIII”, in The Monthly Review, volume 10, page 305:
      But besides this imperfect beginningless story, entitled "William Montgomery," we find in the volume another, of which the title-page gives no hint.
  2. Eternal; uncreated; having always existed.
    • 1980, Rajneesh; Osho; Yoga Vivek; Prem Chinmaya; Ananda Prem, The Supreme Doctrine: Discourses on the Kenopanishad:
      Backwards, it spreads to the beginningless beginning. Forwards, it spreads to the endless end. We are always in the middle.
    • 2004, Michie, David, Buddhism for Busy People:
      Beginningless time is one of those concepts which, in our human state, we find difficult to comprehend.

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