E"o*lis(?), n. [L. Aeolis a daughter of olus, Gr. A'ioli`s.] (Zol.) A genus of nudibranch mollusks having clusters of branchial papill along the back. See Ceratobranchia.
"on(?), } n. [L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See Age.] 1. An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age.
The eons of geological time.Huxley.
(Gnostic Philos.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being.
Among the higher ons are Mind, Reason, Power, Truth, and Life.Am. Cyc.
Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill various functions in the material and spiritual universe.
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