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genesis1

Syllabification: gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈjenəsəs
 
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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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  • 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.
Synonyms
origin, source, root, beginning, start
formation, development, evolution, emergence, inception, origination, creation, formulation, propagation

Origin

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

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  • gene from (early 20th century):

    The word gene is from German Gen, from Pangen (from Greek pan- ‘all’ and genos ‘race, kind, offspring’), a supposed ultimate unit of heredity. Genetic (mid 19th century) started out meaning ‘arising from a common origin’: this is from genesis (Old English) ‘creation’, on the pattern of pairs such as antithesis and antithetic.

Words that rhyme with genesis

parthenogenesis, pathogenesis

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Genesis2

Syllabification: Gen·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈjenəsəs
 
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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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