AEon
Eon E"on, AEon [AE]"on, n. [L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See {Age}.] 1. An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age. [1913 Webster]

The eons of geological time. --Huxley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gnostic Philos.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being. [1913 Webster]

Among the higher [AE]ons are Mind, Reason, Power, Truth, and Life. --Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

Note: Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill various functions in the material and spiritual universe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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