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theogony

[ thee-og-uh-nee ]
/ θiˈɒg ə ni /
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noun, plural the·og·o·nies.

the origin of the gods.
an account of this; a genealogical account of the gods.

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Origin of theogony

From the Greek word theogonía, dating back to 1605–15. See theo-, -gony

OTHER WORDS FROM theogony

the·o·gon·ic [thee-uh-gon-ik], /ˌθi əˈgɒn ɪk/, adjectivethe·og·o·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for theogony

theogony
/ (θɪˈɒɡənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the origin and descent of the gods
an account of this, often recited in epic poetry

Derived forms of theogony

theogonic (ˌθɪəˈɡɒnɪk), adjectivetheogonist, noun

Word Origin for theogony

C17: from Greek theogonia; see theo-, -gony
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