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genesis

gen·e·sis

genesis

 
pronunciation:
je n sihs
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: geneses
definition 1: the beginning or origin of something.
If you're interested in the genesis of rock-'n'-roll, you need to look further back than the mid 1950s.
synonyms:
beginning, birth, commencement, creation, dawn, inception, origin, outset, start
similar words:
alpha, first, opening, root, source
definition 2: (cap.) the first book of the Old Testament, which tells of the creation of the universe and the history of the Hebrew patriarchs.
similar words:
Pentateuch
Word Parts
The word genesis contains the following parts:
-sis Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or condition of
synonyms:
-osis