Eschaton



noun

end of the world, end of time, climax of history
Word Origin

Greek for ‘last’
n.

“divinely ordained climax of history,” 1935, coined by Protestant theologian Charles Harold Dodd (1884-1973) from Greek eskhaton, neuter of eskhatos (see eschatology).

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