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  • adj. Of or pertaining to cosmogony.

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  • adj. pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe

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Examples

  • As a result of these conflicting sacerdotal ambitions, Egypt devel - oped divergent and mutually inconsistent cosmogonical schemes rather than a single unified view.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Let us ask the astronomers who originate cosmogonical hypotheses, and invent a primitive nebula, the natural philosophers who dream that by the deterioration of energy and the dissipation of movement the material world will obtain final rest in the inertia of a homogeneous equilibrium, let us ask the biologists and psychologists who are enemies of fixed species and inquisitive about ancestral history.

    A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

  • The ordinary mind would seem to have been either indifferent to or satisfied with the abstruse cosmogonical and cosmological theories of the early sages for at least a thousand years.

    Myths and Legends of China

  • Their cosmogonical connexion has already been referred to in a previous chapter.

    Myths and Legends of China

  • Heaven-deaf (T'ien-lung) and Earth-dumb (Ti-ya), the two attendants of Wên Ch'ang, the God of Literature (see following chapter), have also been drawn into the cosmogonical net.

    Myths and Legends of China

  • They have to be noticed in passing, because they were involved in the development of the cosmogonical ideas which took place in the eleventh and twelfth centuries A.D. Monism

    Myths and Legends of China

  • All this was mixed up with most complicated cosmogonical myths.

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

  • Philosophers held it to be the result of undue proportions in the mixture of the two cosmogonical principles which when properly blended produce the harmony of nature.

    Religions of Ancient China

  • Shuh Hiang would illustrate it with an ode, or with a reference to the "Book" (of history), or by an appeal to the Rites of Chou, or to some obscure astrological or cosmogonical development extracted from the mystic diagrams of "The Changes."

    Ancient China Simplified

  • He had accomplished the creation not by muscular effort to which the rest of the cosmogonical gods primarily owed their birth, but by means of formulas, or even of the voice alone,

    History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)

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