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genesis1

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
 
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noun

[in singular]
The origin or mode of formation of something: this tale had its genesis in fireside stories
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Synonyms
origin, source, root, beginning, commencement, start, outset
formation, emergence, development, evolution, coming into being, inception, origination, birth, creation, shaping, formulation, invention, engendering, generation, propagation

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek (see Genesis).

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Genesis2

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
 
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The first book of the Bible, which includes the stories of the creation of the world, Noah’s Ark, the Tower of Babel, and the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

Origin

late Old English, via Latin from Greek, 'generation, creation, nativity, horoscope', from the base of gignesthai 'be born or produced'. The name was given to the first book of the Old Testament in the Greek translation (the Septuagint), hence in the Latin translation (the Vulgate).

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