- Genesis means the beginning.
An example of a genesis is when a project starts.
- Genesis is defined as the first book in the Bible.
An example of Genesis is the section of the Bible that tells the story of creation.
- [G-] the first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation: abbrev. Gen, Gn, or Ge
- pl. -·ses· the way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
Origin of genesisMiddle English from Old English and Ecclesiastical Late Latin from L, birth, generation from Classical Greek (used in Septuagint for Genesis ) from base of gignesthai, to be born: see genus
Origin of -genesissee genesis
Origin of -genesisLatin from Greek birth, origin ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin genesis (“generation, nativity”), from Ancient Greek γένεσις (genesis, “origin, source, beginning, nativity, generation, production, creation”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis (“birth, production”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁-. Related to γίγνεσθαι (gignesthai) second aor. γενέσθαι (genesthai, “to be produced, become, be”).
From Ancient Greek γένεσις (genesis, “creation, beginning, origin”).