ae·​o·​ni·​an ē-ˈō-nē-ən How to pronounce aeonian (audio)
variants or aeonic
: lasting for an immeasurably or indefinitely long period of time
… the whole universe is a realm of aeonian conflicts, slow and mighty …Gilbert Highet

Word History


aeonian, from Greek aiṓnios "lasting an age, perpetual" (derivative of aiṓn eon) + -an entry 2; aeonic from eon + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1761, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeonian was in 1761

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“Aeonian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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