Cos*mog"o*ny (-n?), n.; pl. Cosmogonies (-nz). [Gr. kosmogoni`a; ko`smos the world + root of gi`gnesthai to be born: cf. F. cosmogonie.]

The creation of the world or universe; a theory or account of such creation; as, the poetical cosmogony of Hesoid; the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaxagoras, and Plato.

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The cosmogony or creation of the world has puzzled philosophers of all ages. Goldsmith.


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