[ 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.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM hexaemeronhex·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) /
- the period of six days in which God created the world
- the account of the Creation in Genesis 1
Derived forms of hexaemeronhexaemeric 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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