genesis

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.ə.sɪs/

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵenh₁-

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 Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-. Related to γίγνεσθαι ‎(gígnesthai) second aor. γενέσθαι ‎(genésthai, 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 Magna Carta as the genesis of English common law.

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