eschaton

n.

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


Nearby words

  1. eschalot,
  2. eschar,
  3. escharotic,
  4. escharotomy,
  5. eschatology,
  6. escheat,
  7. escheatage,
  8. escheator,
  9. eschenbach, wolfram von,
  10. escher

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