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eschaton

noun

end of the world, end of time, climax of history

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Greek for 'last'

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n.

"divinely ordained climax of history," 1935, coined by Protestant theologian Charles Harold Dodd (1884-1973) from Greek eskhaton, neuter of eskhatos (see eschatology).

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