Origin of eon
Examples from the Web for eon
Bush ran his last competitive race in 1998, an eon ago in political terms.
The cases of Tanchelm and Eon are no doubt cases of simple religious mania.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
After what seemed an eon of waiting, he ventured another look ahead.The Valley of the Giants|Peter B. Kyne
If one might only live an eon or two he might then well complain of the changing climate.Reading the Weather|Thomas Morris Longstreth
British Dictionary definitions for eon
Word Origin and History for 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").