genesis

[ jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun, plural gen·e·ses [jen-uh-seez] /ˈdʒɛn əˌsiz/.

an origin, creation, or beginning.

Origin of genesis

1595–1605; < Latin: generation, birth < Greek génesis origin, source

OTHER WORDS FROM genesis

hy·per·gen·e·sis, noun

Definition for genesis (2 of 3)

Genesis
[ jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun

the first book of the Bible, dealing with the Creation and the Patriarchs. Abbreviation: Gen.

OTHER WORDS FROM Genesis

Ge·ne·si·ac [juh-nee-see-ak] /dʒəˈni siˌæk/, Gen·e·si·a·cal [jen-uh-sahy-uh-kuh l] /ˌdʒɛn əˈsaɪ ə kəl/, Gen·e·sit·ic, adjective

Definition for genesis (3 of 3)

-genesis

a combining form of genesis: parthenogenesis.
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British Dictionary definitions for genesis (1 of 3)

genesis
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

a beginning or origin of anything

Word Origin for genesis

Old English: via Latin from Greek; related to Greek gignesthai to be born

British Dictionary definitions for genesis (2 of 3)

Genesis
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt

British Dictionary definitions for genesis (3 of 3)

-genesis

n combining form

indicating genesis, development, or generationbiogenesis; parthenogenesis

Derived forms of -genesis

-genetic or -genic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -genesis

New Latin, from Latin: genesis
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Medicine definitions for genesis (1 of 2)

genesis
[ jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. gen•e•ses (-sēz′)

The coming into being of something; the origin.

Medicine definitions for genesis (2 of 2)

-genesis

suff.

Origin; production:biogenesis.
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Culture definitions for genesis

Genesis

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.

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