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aeonian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aeonian continuing forever or indefinitely "the ageless themes of love and revenge","eternal truths","life everlasting","hell's perpetual fires","the unending bliss of heaven"
    • adj aeonian of or relating to a geological eon (longer than an era)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a aeonian Eternal; everlasting; lasting for an indefinitely long time; immortal; not subject to death. Opposite of mortal. "Æonian hills."
    • aeonian of or pertaining to an eon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj AEonian eternal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. aiōn.

Usage

In literature:

I dreamed cycles, I say, but, for aught I knew or can tell, they were the solemn, aeonian march of a second, pregnant with eternity.
"Lilith" by George MacDonald
An Arcadian Island in some Aeonian Sea.
"The Sturdy Oak" by Samuel Merwin, et al.
But while they led their wondrous little lives AEonian moments had gone wheeling by.
"Practice Book" by Leland Powers
W. E., AEonian Punishment., 209.
"The Arena" by Various
That-which-was it called AEonian, and that-which-was-not it called Hyle (matter).
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
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In poetry:

Let us heed the voice within us and its messages rehearse;
Let us build the growing Bible -- for we too must write a verse.
What is the purport of the scheme toward which all time is gone?
What is the great aeonian goal? The joy of going on.
"The True Bible" by Sam Walter Foss
On hills like tumuli, and waters mute,
A whiteness steals as of a world made still
When reptant Death at last rears absolute—
An earth now frozen by malefice of eyes
Aeonian dooms and realm-deep rigors fill—
The gaze of that Medusa of the skies.
"The Medusa Of The Skies" by Clark Ashton Smith