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aeon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEon  \[AE]"on\,  n. 
  A  period  of  immeasurable  duration;  also  an  emanation  of  the 
  Deity.  See  {Eon}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eon  \E"on\,  AEon  \[AE]"on\,  n.  [L.  aeon,  fr  Gr  a'iwn  space  or 
  period  of  time,  lifetime,  age;  akin  to  L.  aevum  See  {Age}.] 
  1.  An  immeasurable  or  infinite  space  of  time;  eternity;  a 
  long  space  of  time;  an  age. 
 
  The  eons  of  geological  time.  --Huxley. 
 
  2.  (Gnostic  Philos.)  One  of  the  embodiments  of  the  divine 
  attributes  of  the  Eternal  Being 
 
  Among  the  higher  [AE]ons  are  Mind,  Reason,  Power, 
  Truth,  and  Life.  --Am.  Cyc. 
 
  Note:  Eons  were  considered  to  be  emanations  sent  forth  by  God 
  from  the  depths  of  His  grand  solitude  to  fulfill 
  various  functions  in  the  material  and  spiritual 
  universe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aeon 
  n  1:  (in  Gnosticism)  a  divine  power  or  nature  emanating  from  the 
  Supreme  Being  and  playing  various  roles  in  the  operation 
  of  the  universe  [syn:  {eon}] 
  2:  the  longest  division  of  geological  time;  two  or  more  eras 
  [syn:  {eon}] 
  3:  an  immeasurably  long  period  of  time  [syn:  {eon}] 




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