palingenesis

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek πάλιν ‎(pálin, again) and γένεσις ‎(génesis, birth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: pălĭnjĕnǝsǝs, IPA(key): /ˌpælɪnˈdʒɛnəsəs/

Noun[edit]

palingenesis ‎(countable and uncountable, plural palingeneses)

  1. (biology) The apparent repetition, during the development of a single embryo, of changes that occurred previously in the evolution of its species.
  2. (Christian theology) Spiritual rebirth through the transmigration of the soul in Christian baptism.
  3. Rebirth.
  4. Regeneration.

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