apei·​ron | \ əˈpīˌrän, -pā- \
plural apeira\ -​rə , -​ˌrä \

Definition of apeiron

: the unlimited, indeterminate, and indefinite ground, origin, or primal principle of all matter postulated especially by Anaximander

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History and Etymology for apeiron

Greek, from neuter of apeiros endless, infinite, from a- a- entry 2 + -peiron (from peirat-, peirar end, conclusion); akin to peri around

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“Apeiron.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apeiron. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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