Word of the Week: Chaos

Chaos is a noun and defined as a state of utter confusion. Chaos is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Greek mythology. In this case, the word chaos derives from the Greek figure Chaos. 

Chaos is known as the primeval emptiness that was present before the earth, the sky, and the underworld were formed. Ovid, the Roman poet, influenced the modern meaning of the word chaos by describing the Greek god Chaos as the original disordered and formless mass that the creator used to organize the universe. 

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Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, s.v. “chaos.”
Chaos (cosmogony)

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