Definition for Genesis (Genesis')

Genesis (Genesis'), proper n. [L. < Gk 'origin, creation, generation, come into being, be born'.]

  1. First book of the Bible; first scroll of the Pentateuch; earliest Old Testament volume; [fig.] beginning; time of birth; mode of formation.
  2. Creation; Nature; Earth; the World; [personification] Adam and Eve; humankind.
  3. Eden; humankind's origin; primordial days; the beginning of time; the onset of mortality; [metonymy] the Fall.

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