genesis

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin genesis (generation, nativity), from Ancient Greek γένεσις (génesis, origin, source, beginning, nativity, generation, production, creation), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis (birth, production), from *ǵenh₁-. Related to Ancient Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai, to be produced, become, be).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.ə.sɪs/

Noun[edit]

genesis (plural geneses)

  1. The origin, start, or point at which something comes into being.
    Some point to the creation of Magna Carta as the genesis of English common law.

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