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


the six days of the Creation.
a written account of them, especially the Biblical account. Genesis 1.
a treatise on them.
Also hex·a·hem·er·on [hek-suh-hem-uh-ron], /ˌhɛk səˈhɛm əˌrɒn/, hex·am·er·on [hek-sam-uh-ron] /hɛkˈsæm əˌrɒn/ .

Origin of hexaemeron

First recorded in 1585–95; from Late Latin hexaēmeron, from Greek hexaḗmeron “period of six days,” neuter of hexaḗmeros “of six days” (adjective), equivalent to hexa- “six” + (h)ēmér(a) “day” + -os noun suffix; see origin at six


hex·a·em·er·ic, hex·a·hem·er·ic, adjective
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Example sentences 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 of hexaemeron

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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