Genesis - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒenəsɪs|  American pronunciation of the word genesis
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs|  British pronunciation of the word genesis


- a coming into being (syn: generation)
- 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


a book about the genesis of the civil rights movement

...was present at the meeting which was later considered the genesis of the new political movement...

Genesis chapter 3, verse 13

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