[ 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 formshex·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) /
- the period of six days in which God created the world
- the account of the Creation in Genesis 1
Derived Formshexaemeric 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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