doomsday vs eschaton what difference

what is difference between doomsday and eschaton

English

Alternative forms

  • day of doom, domesday (obsolete)

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈduːmz.deɪ/
  • Hyphenation: dooms‧day

Noun

doomsday (countable and uncountable, plural doomsdays)

  1. The day when God is expected to judge the world; end times.
  2. judgement day; the day of the Final Judgment; any day of decisive judgement or final dissolution.

Synonyms

Translations

Adjective

doomsday (not comparable)

  1. Concerned with or predicting future universal destruction.
  2. Given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity.
  3. Capable of causing widespread or total destruction.

Derived terms



English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἔσχατον (éskhaton), neuter singular of ἔσχατος (éskhatos, last).

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: ĕs’kə-tän′, IPA(key): /ˈɛskəˌtɑn/

Noun

eschaton (uncountable)

  1. (theology) The world during the posthistoric era of God’s overt (apocalyptic) reign, immediately preceding the end of the world.

See also

  • eschatology
  • millennium

Anagrams

  • Atcheson

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