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cosmogony

play
noun cos·mog·o·ny \käz-ˈmä-gə-nē\

Definition of cosmogony

plural cosmogonies

  1. 1 :  a theory of the origin of the universe

  2. 2 :  the creation or origin of the world or universe

cosmogonic play \ˌkäz-mə-ˈgä-nik\ or cosmogonical play \-ni-kəl\ adjective
cosmogonist play \käz-ˈmä-gə-nist\ noun


Origin of cosmogony

New Latin cosmogonia, from Greek kosmogonia, from kosmos + gonos offspring; akin to Greek genos race — more at kin


First Known Use: 1696

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