Origin of aeon
Origin of eon
Related Words for aeonterm, span, stretch, season, age, course, era, time, duration, stage, date, cycle, revolution, series, period, rhythm, round, life, generation, millennium
Examples from the Web for aeon
Contemporary Examples of aeon
In a January piece in Aeon Magazine, science writer Philip Ball identifies the dangers of “instrument-worship” among scientists.What Will Happen to Our Minds in the Future?
March 2, 2014
Historical Examples of aeon
It seemed as if he had reached sanctuary after an aeon of chaos.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
After what seemed an aeon, they saw that it was daylight outside.The Call of the Beaver Patrol
V. T. Sherman
When it was spent, they would rest for aeon, then stir again.Lewis Rand
For a moment that had to Letty the air of an aeon, Godfrey stood peering.Mary Marston
Eight years have elapsed since that day and this writing—an aeon in this rapidly moving Republic of ours.A Modern Chronicle, Complete
esp US eon
Word Origin for aeon
1640s; see eon.
1640s, from Latin aeon, from Greek aion "age, vital force, a period of existence, lifetime, generation;" in plural, "eternity," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cf. Sanskrit ayu "life," Avestan ayu "age," Latin aevum "space of time, eternity," Gothic aiws "age, eternity," Old Norse ævi "lifetime," German ewig "everlasting," Old English a "ever, always").