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).
More definitions of GenesisDefinition of Genesis in:
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- The origin or mode of formation of something: this tale had its genesis in fireside storiesMore example sentences
- Since we know that the genesis of the story was the treasure map, can we attack the problem from this direction?
- This book explores the genesis and development of sleep patterns at this stage of the life span.
- It is important because it helps us to understand the genesis and evolution of the Cuban leadership.
early 17th century: from Greek (see Genesis).