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1877, from German, literally "eternity."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for ewigkeit

Historical Examples

  • All we know is that they flew into the Ewigkeit and are "missing."

    Cavalry of the Clouds

    Alan Bott

  • Those found, he goes off with ponderous serenity into the ewigkeit.

  • Her determination of two hours ago had vanished into the Ewigkeit.

  • Ewigkeit was therefore originally time, and “for all time” came naturally to mean “for all eternity.”

    My Autobiography

    F. Max Mller

  • When another week has rolled by and disappeared into the Ewigkeit, vary the menu.

    The Feasts of Autolycus

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell