Genesis [Genesis'] proper n
L. < Gk 'origin, creation, generation, come into being, be born'.
- First book of the Bible; first scroll of the Pentateuch; earliest Old Testament volume; [fig.] beginning; time of birth; mode of formation.
- Creation; Nature; Earth; the World; [personification] Adam and Eve; humankind.
- Eden; humankind's origin; primordial days; the beginning of time; the onset of mortality; [metonymy] the Fall.