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 and Etymology 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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