1. [G-] the first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation, abbrev. Gen, Gn, or Ge
2. Word forms: plural ˈgeneˌses (ˈdʒɛnəˌsiz
; jenˈəsēzˌ) the way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
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Word origin of 'genesis'
ME < OE & LL(Ec) < L, birth, generation < Gr (used in LXX for Gen.) < base of gignesthai
, to be born: see genus