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gen·e·sis

 (jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. gen·e·ses (-sēz′)
1. The coming into being of something; the origin. See Synonyms at beginning.
2. Genesis See Table at Bible.

[Latin, from Greek; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

genesis

(ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
a beginning or origin of anything
[Old English: via Latin from Greek; related to Greek gignesthai to be born]

Genesis

(ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Bible) the first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt

gen•e•sis

(ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
an origin, creation, or beginning.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek génesis origin, source, derivative (with -sis -sis) of gígnesthai to beget]

Gen•e•sis

(ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

n.
the first book of the Bible, dealing with the Creation and the patriarchs.

-genesis

a combining form of genesis: parthenogenesis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genesis - a coming into beinggenesis - a coming into being      
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
2.Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Babel, Tower of Babel - (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit

genesis

genesis

noun
The initial stage of a developmental process:
Translations
Första MosebokenGenesis

genesis

[ˈdʒenɪsɪs] N (geneses (pl)) [ˈdʒenɪsiːz]
1.génesis f inv
2. Genesis (Bible) → Génesis m

genesis

[ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs] ngenèse f
the genesis of an idea → l'origine d'une idéegene technology ntechnologie f génétiquegene therapy nthérapie f génique

genesis

n pl <geneses> → Entstehung f, → Genese f (spec); (the Book of) Genesis(die) Genesis, das erste Buch Mose

genesis

[ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs] ngenesi f
Genesis (Bible) → la Genesi

gen·e·sis

n. génesis, acto de creación, reproducción y desarrollo.
References in classic literature ?
I like Revelations, and the book of Daniel, and Genesis and Samuel, and a little bit of Exodus, and some parts of Kings and Chronicles, and Job and Jonah.
The term 'simultaneous' is primarily and most appropriately applied to those things the genesis of the one of which is simultaneous with that of the other; for in such cases neither is prior or posterior to the other.
He always went to church on Sacrament Sundays, but not very regularly at other times; on wet Sundays, or whenever he had a touch of rheumatism, he used to read the three first chapters of Genesis instead.
Having described the genesis of their journey, and paid a handsome tribute to his friend Professor Challenger, coupled with an apology for the incredulity with which his assertions, now fully vindicated, had been received, he gave the actual course of their journey, carefully withholding such information as would aid the public in any attempt to locate this remarkable plateau.
She had not thought of that, but a name suggested by a phrase in the book of Genesis came into her head as she proceeded with the baptismal service, and now she pronounced it:
I wondered why the black man took such pains to discourse thus at length to enemies upon the genesis of life Barsoomian.
The thought and the form are equal in the order of time, but in the order of genesis the thought is prior to the form.