aeon also spelled eon,
originally means ~ life ~ being
tended to mean ~ forever ~ for eternity
it is a latin transliteration
from the koine greek word ὁ αἰών ho aion
from the archaic αἰϝών aiwon
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 ~ age
is present in words such as longevity and mediaeval
although the term may be used in reference to a period
of a billion years especially in geology ~ cosmology ~ astronomy
its more common usage is for any long
indefinite period
aeone can also refer to the four aeons on the geologic time scale that make up the Earth's history...