aeonian

adjective
ae·​o·​ni·​an | \ ē-ˈō-nē-ən How to pronounce aeonian (audio) \
variants: or aeonic \ ē-​ˈä-​nik How to pronounce aeonic (audio) \

Definition of aeonian

: lasting for an immeasurably or indefinitely long period of time … the whole universe is a realm of aeonian conflicts, slow and mighty …— Gilbert Highet

First Known Use of aeonian

1761, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeonian

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

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“Aeonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeonian. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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