American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of eon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See eon, eonian, etc.
- n. Australia, New Zealand, UK alternative spelling of eon.
- n. Gnosticism A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A period of immeasurable duration. See eon.
- n. (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe.
- n. the longest division of geological time; two or more eras.
- n. the longest division of geological time
- n. an immeasurably long period of time
- n. (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
“The word aeon (aion) signifying "age", "the ever-existing", "eternity", came to be applied to the divine eternal power, and to the personified attributes of that power, whence it was extended to designate the successive emanations from the divinity which the Gnostics conceived as necessary intermediaries between the spiritual and the material worlds.”
“I have a dream of laying my head on your breast and sleeping an aeon or so, and the dream will come true ere another year is gone.”
“And, it will be many an aeon before the Sun rises from the East.”
“How strange, though, to compare this reasonable piece of entertainment with the sensational impact of that first Shrek film, way back in 2001, an aeon in movie-trend terms.”
“On the morning of January 27th -- an aeon ago, in tech time -- Steve Jobs was to appear at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in downtown San Francisco, to unveil Apple's new device, the iPad.”
“They do not realize what the modern son of man tells us, that the Greek word "Apocalypse" actually means to "uncover, reveal, or unveil" the truth that has been ignored, forgotten, misinterpreted and misunderstood, and the phrase apokalupsis eschaton literally means "revelation at the end of the aeon, or age.”
“Christian aeon in their prophetic announcement of the”
“But budget considerations, and objections from local residents could delay the project for an aeon, or possibly an age.”
“Or at least a hydrogen generating depot. aeon Says:”
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