cosmogony

noun
cos·​mog·​o·​ny | \ käz-ˈmä-gə-nē How to pronounce cosmogony (audio) \
plural cosmogonies

Definition of cosmogony

1 : a theory of the origin of the universe
2 : the creation or origin of the world or universe

Other Words from cosmogony

cosmogonic \ ˌkäz-​mə-​ˈgä-​nik How to pronounce cosmogonic (audio) \ or cosmogonical \ ˌkäz-​mə-​ˈgä-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce cosmogonical (audio) \ adjective
cosmogonist \ käz-​ˈmä-​gə-​nist How to pronounce cosmogonist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of cosmogony

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cosmogony

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

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“Cosmogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cosmogony. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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