noun, plural gen·e·ses [jen-uh-seez] /ˈdʒɛn əˌsiz/.
Origin of genesis
Related Words for genesesorigin, provenance, outset, dawning, opening, generation, propagation, start, formation, source, birth, inception, alpha, dawn, provenience, root, commencement
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Historical Examples of geneses
The majority of men content themselves with the grain of rice sown in the first chapter of all the Geneses.Seraphita
Honore de Balzac
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for genesis
Old English Genesis, first book of the Pentateuch, from Latin genesis, adopted as title of first book of Old Testament in Vulgate, from Greek genesis "origin, creation, generation," from gignesthai "to be born," related to genos "race, birth, descent" (see genus). As such, it translated Hebrew bereshith, literally "in the beginning," which was the first word of the text, taken as its title. Extended sense of "origin, creation" first recorded in English c.1600.
n. pl. gen•e•ses (-sēz′)
The first book of the Old Testament; its first words are “In the beginning” (genesis is a Greek word for “beginning”). It covers the time from the beginning of the world through the days of the patriarchs, including the stories of the Creation, Adam and Eve, the Fall of Man, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, God's covenant with Abraham, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers.