what is difference between doomsday and eschaton
- day of doom, domesday (obsolete)
From Middle English domes + dai, from Old English dom (“judgment”) + dæg (“day”). Equivalent to doom + -s- + day. Possibly influenced by Latin domus dei (“house of God”).
- IPA(key): /ˈduːmz.deɪ/
- Hyphenation: dooms‧day
doomsday (countable and uncountable, plural doomsdays)
- The day when God is expected to judge the world; end times.
- judgement day; the day of the Final Judgment; any day of decisive judgement or final dissolution.
doomsday (not comparable)
- Concerned with or predicting future universal destruction.
- Given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity.
- Capable of causing widespread or total destruction.
From Ancient Greek ἔσχατον (éskhaton), neuter singular of ἔσχατος (éskhatos, “last”).
- (US) enPR: ĕs’kə-tän′, IPA(key): /ˈɛskəˌtɑn/
- (theology) The world during the posthistoric era of God’s overt (apocalyptic) reign, immediately preceding the end of the world.