[ hek-suh-em-uh-ron ]
/ ˌhɛk səˈɛm əˌrɒn /


the six days of the Creation.
a written account of them, especially the Biblical account. Gen. 1.
a treatise on them.

Origin of hexaemeron

1585–95; < Late Latin < Greek hexaḗmeron period of six days, neuter of hexaḗmeros of six days (adj.), equivalent to hexa- hexa- + (h)ēmér(a) day + -os noun suffix

Related forms

hex·a·em·er·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hexaemeron

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

    Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage

British Dictionary definitions for hexaemeron



/ (ˌhɛksəˈɛmərɒn) /


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

Derived Forms

hexaemeric or hexahemeric, adjective

Word Origin for hexaemeron

C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from hexaēmeros (adj) of six days, from hexa- + hēmera day
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