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 for Genesis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Genesis \Gen"e*sis\, n. [L., from Gr. ge`nesis, fr. the root of
     gi`gnesqai to beget, be born; akin to L. genus birth, race.
     See Gender.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to
        anything; the process or mode of originating; production;
        formation; origination.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's club.
                                                    --Carlyle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the
        Greek translators, from its containing the history of the
        creation of the world and of the human race.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Geom.) Same as Generation. Genet

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  genesis
      n 1: a coming into being [syn: genesis, generation]
      2: the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam
         and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood;
         God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and
         Esau; Joseph and his brothers [syn: Genesis, Book of
         Genesis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "genesis":
     abiogenesis, accouchement, adaptation, alpha, archigenesis,
     babyhood, beginning, beginnings, biogenesis, biological evolution,
     birth, birth throes, birthing, blastogenesis, blessed event,
     childbearing, childbed, childbirth, childhood, commencement,
     conception, confinement, cradle, dawn, dawning, delivery,
     derivation, development, digenesis, epigenesis, eumerogenesis,
     freshman year, generation, giving birth, grass roots, hatching,
     having a baby, head, heterogenesis, histogenesis, homogenesis,
     horotely, inception, inchoation, incipience, incipiency,
     incunabula, infancy, isogenesis, labor, merogenesis, metagenesis,
     monogenesis, multiparity, nascence, nascency, nativity,
     natural selection, ontogenesis, ontogeny, opening, origin,
     original, origination, orthogenesis, outset, outstart, pangenesis,
     parthenogenesis, parturition, phylogenesis, phylogeny,
     physiogenesis, physiogeny, pregnancy, procreation, provenance,
     provenience, radical, radix, rise, root, setout, source,
     spontaneous generation, start, stem, stock, tachytely, taproot,
     the Nativity, the stork, travail, youth
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Genesis
     The five books of Moses were collectively called the Pentateuch,
     a word of Greek origin meaning "the five-fold book." The Jews
     called them the Torah, i.e., "the law." It is probable that the
     division of the Torah into five books proceeded from the Greek
     translators of the Old Testament. The names by which these
     several books are generally known are Greek.
     
       The first book of the Pentateuch (q.v.) is called by the Jews
     Bereshith, i.e., "in the beginning", because this is the first
     word of the book. It is generally known among Christians by the
     name of Genesis, i.e., "creation" or "generation," being the
     name given to it in the LXX. as designating its character,
     because it gives an account of the origin of all things. It
     contains, according to the usual computation, the history of
     about two thousand three hundred and sixty-nine years.
     
       Genesis is divided into two principal parts. The first part
     (1-11) gives a general history of mankind down to the time of
     the Dispersion. The second part presents the early history of
     Israel down to the death and burial of Joseph (12-50).
     
       There are five principal persons brought in succession under
     our notice in this book, and around these persons the history of
     the successive periods is grouped, viz., Adam (1-3), Noah (4-9),
     Abraham (10-25:18), Isaac (25:19-35:29), and Jacob (36-50).
     
       In this book we have several prophecies concerning Christ
     (3:15; 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; 49:10). The author of
     this book was Moses. Under divine guidance he may indeed have
     been led to make use of materials already existing in primeval
     documents, or even of traditions in a trustworthy form that had
     come down to his time, purifying them from all that was
     unworthy; but the hand of Moses is clearly seen throughout in
     its composition.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Genesis, beginning
  

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