What does palingenesis mean?

Definitions for palingenesisˌpæl ɪnˈdʒɛn ə sɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palingenesis, recapitulation(noun)

    emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species


  1. palingenesis(Noun)

    The apparent repetition, during the development of a single embryo, of changes that occurred previously in the evolution of its species.

  2. palingenesis(Noun)

    Spiritual rebirth through the transmigration of the soul in Christian baptism.

  3. Origin: From the πάλιν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palingenesis(noun)

    alt. of Palingenesy


  1. Palingenesis

    Palingenesis is a concept of rebirth or re-creation, used in various contexts in philosophy, theology, politics, and biology. Its meaning stems from Greek palin, meaning again, and genesis, meaning birth. In biology, it is another word for recapitulation - the phase in the development of an organism in which its form and structure pass through the changes undergone in the evolution of the species. In theology, the word can be used to refer to reincarnation and Christian spiritual rebirth symbolized by baptism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Palingenesis

    pal-in-jen′e-sis, n. a new birth or a second creation: regeneration: the development of an individual germ in which it repeats that of its ancestors: the recurrence of historical events in the same order in an infinite series of cycles—also Pal′ingeny, Palingē′sia.—adj. Palinget′ic.—adv. Palinget′ically. [Gr. palin, again, genesis, birth.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palingenesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palingenesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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