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hexaemeron

[hek-suh-em-uh-ron]
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noun
  1. the six days of the Creation.
  2. a written account of them, especially the Biblical account. Gen. 1.
  3. a treatise on them.

Origin of hexaemeron

1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek hexaḗmeron period of six days, neuter of hexaḗmeros of six days (adj.), equivalent to hexa- hexa- + (h)ēmér(a) day + -os noun suffix
Related formshex·a·em·er·ic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • At the end of the Ambrose (Hexaemeron) the note reads, Lanfrancus ego correxi.

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British Dictionary definitions for hexaemeron

hexaemeron

hexahemeron

noun
    1. the period of six days in which God created the world
    2. the account of the Creation in Genesis 1
Derived Formshexaemeric or hexahemeric, adjective

Word Origin

C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from hexaēmeros (adj) of six days, from hexa- + hēmera day
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