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AEON

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 258 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AEON, a term often used in Greek (a w) to denote an indefinite or infinite duration of time; and hence, by metonymy, a being that exists for ever. In the latter sense it was chiefly used by the Gnostic sects to denote those eternal beings or manifestations which emanated from the one incomprehensible and ineffable God. (See GNOSTICISM.)
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