eon, aeon

(noun) (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe

eon, aeon

(noun) an immeasurably long period of time; “oh, that happened eons ago”

eon, aeon

(noun) the longest division of geological time

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun


(politics) The Greek National Organisation of Youth, similar to the Hitler Youth. It was formed before WWII and disbanded in 1941.


• -one, NEO, NOE, Neo, eno-, neo, neo-, one



eon (plural eons)

(US) Eternity.

A period of 1,000,000,000 years.

(geology) The longest time period used in geology.

(US, informal, hyperbole) A long period of time.

(Gnosticism, usually spelled aeon or æon) A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.


• -one, NEO, NOE, Neo, eno-, neo, neo-, one

Source: Wiktionary

E"on, Æ"on, n. Etym: [L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See Age.]

1. An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age. The eons of geological time. Huxley.

2. (Gnostic Philos.)

Definition: One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being. Among the higher Æons are Mind, Reason, Power, Truth, and Life. Am. Cyc.

Note: Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill various functions in the material and spiritual universe.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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