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AEON (EE-on)

An immeasurably long period of time

Common clues: Long, long time; Many millennia; Ages and ages; A billion years; Seemingly forever; Semi-eternity?; Big time?; Long period

Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year

Frequency in English language: 61621 / 86800

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The word aeon, also spelled eon or æon, originally means "life", and/or "being", though it then tended to mean "age", "forever" or "for eternity". In Homer it typically refers to life or lifespan. Its latest meaning is more or less similar to the Sanskrit word kalpa and Hebrew word olam. A cognate Latin word aevum or aeuum for "age" is present in words such as longevity and mediæval.

Although the term aeon may be used in reference to a period of a billion years (especially in geology, cosmology or astronomy), its more common usage is for any long, indefinite, period of time.

Ancient sundial from Marcianopolis

Roger Penrose uses the word aeon to describe the period between successive and cyclic big bangs within the context of conformal cyclic cosmology. In this theory, the remote future of the previous aeons becomes the Big Bang of the current aeon

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AEON (164) 19 We- >1 05 Long, long time AGES EONS

13 We >1 08 Long time AGES EONS

13 We >1 08 Many millennia EONS

7 Mo+ >1 03 Very long time EONS

5 Tu >1 06 Ages and ages EONS

4 We- >1 96 A billion years

4 Th- >1 09 Near-eternity EONS

4 Mo >1 00 One billion years

4 We+ >1 06 Seemingly forever AGES EONS

3 We+ >1 03 Ages EONS ERAS

99 Ages and ages and ages EONS

3 Th >1 05 Almost eternity EONS

3 We- >1 87 Long period AGES

3 Th Rea 03 Long time, in London

02 Semi-eternity?

2 We >1 05 "___ Flux" (2005 Charlize Theron movie)

2 Tu >1 06 "___ Flux" (Charlize Theron movie)

2 Tu NYT 93 A long time AGES EONS

2 Tu- >1 04 A long, long time AGES EONS

2 Th- >1 02 Age

2 Fr- >1 06 Big time?

2 Th- >1 98 Billion years

2 Tu- >1 04 Boundless time

03 Eternity EONS

2 Th WSJ 08 Forever and a day AGES EONS