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hexaemeron

[ hek-suh-em-uh-ron ]
/ 藢h蓻k s蓹藞蓻m 蓹藢r蓲n /
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noun
the six days of the Creation.
a written account of them, especially the Biblical account. Genesis 1.
a treatise on them.
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Also hex路a路hem路er路on [hek-suh-hem-uh-ron], /藢h蓻k s蓹藞h蓻m 蓹藢r蓲n/, hex路am路er路on [hek-sam-uh-ron] /h蓻k藞s忙m 蓹藢r蓲n/ .

Origin of hexaemeron

First recorded in 1585鈥95; from Late Latin hexa膿meron, from Greek hexa岣梞eron 鈥減eriod of six days,鈥 neuter of hexa岣梞eros 鈥渙f six days鈥 (adjective), equivalent to hexa- 鈥渟ix鈥 + (h)膿m茅r(a) 鈥渄ay鈥 + -os noun suffix; see origin at six

OTHER WORDS FROM hexaemeron

hex路a路em路er路ic, hex路a路hem路er路ic, adjective
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How to use hexaemeron in a sentence

  • At the end of the Ambrose (Hexaemeron) the note reads, Lanfrancus ego correxi.

    Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage

British Dictionary definitions for hexaemeron

hexaemeron

hexahemeron

/ (藢h蓻ks蓹藞蓻m蓹r蓲n) /

noun
  1. the period of six days in which God created the world
  2. the account of the Creation in Genesis 1

Derived forms of hexaemeron

hexaemeric or hexahemeric, adjective

Word Origin for hexaemeron

C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from hexa膿meros (adj) of six days, from hexa- + h膿mera day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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