[ thee-og-uh-nee ]
/ θiˈɒg ə ni /

noun, plural the·og·o·nies.

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

Nearby words

  1. theodosius i,
  2. theodosius ii,
  3. theodosius the great,
  4. theodric,
  5. theogonic,
  6. theol.,
  7. theolatry,
  8. theologian,
  9. theological,
  10. theological virtue

Origin of theogony

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

Related formsthe·o·gon·ic [thee-uh-gon-ik] /ˌθi əˈgɒn ɪk/, adjectivethe·og·o·nist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (θɪˈɒɡənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the origin and descent of the gods
an account of this, often recited in epic poetry
Derived Formstheogonic (ˌθɪəˈɡɒnɪk), adjectivetheogonist, noun

Word Origin for theogony

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

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Word Origin and History for theogony



1610s, "the account of the birth or genealogy of the gods," from Greek theogonia "generation or birth of the gods," from theos "a god" (see Thea) + -gonia "a begetting."

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