genesis

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.ə.sɪs/

Etymology[edit]

From Latin genesis (generation, nativity), from Ancient Greek γένεσις (genesis, origin, source, beginning, nativity, generation, production, creation), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis (birth, production), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-. Related to γίγνεσθαι (gignesthai) second aor. γενέσθαι (genesthai, to be produced, become, be).

Noun[edit]

genesis (plural geneses)

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

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