[ 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.

Origin of theogony

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

Related forms

the·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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British Dictionary definitions for theogony


/ (θɪˈɒɡənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

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

Derived Forms

theogonic (ˌθɪəˈɡɒnɪk), adjectivetheogonist, noun

Word Origin for theogony

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