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I'm writing about a property of God, describing that He has no beginning, and I couldn't find a word for it. The best I came up with is beginninglessness, but it sounds alien and doesn't seem to be used in English language.

I'm looking for 1 noun with this meaning. I'm stressing on the beginning and trying to avoid a word that would include has no end in its meaning.

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    yourdictionary.com/beginninglessness – Kris Oct 28 '14 at 14:07
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    This is an interesting question and by no means one that consulting a "general reference" would swiftly answer. In my view, the bigger problem is that there may be no single-word option aside from beginninglessness (which I agree sounds alien and artificial). A more common way to express the philosophical idea of existing prior to the beginning of everything (else), I think, is with a phrase along the lines of "ab initio existence"—that is, existence from the beginning of existence. It's not entirely satisfactory, but you'll probably have to define whatever term you use anyway. – Sven Yargs Oct 28 '14 at 18:16
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You are exploring the Cosmological Argument, which hypothesizes a supreme being who is the "uncaused cause". Synonyms included:

  • The "uncaused cause",
  • The "first cause"
  • The "unmoved mover", and
  • The "prime mover"

See also Demiurge (which is typically applied to the concept of a supreme being who created the physical universe and set it in motion, but no longer acts or interferes in in, or is now literally gone).

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"Eternal" means that He has no beginning and no end.

  • Thanks, "eternity" sounds close, but it seems too vague for me. I'm writing about having no beginning only. – leemour Oct 28 '14 at 13:58
  • Perhaps "ageless" -- which says that He is ever-new. – M. K. Hunter Oct 28 '14 at 14:30
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    "Omnipresent" means that He is and always has been present everywhere. To invent a new word, he was "antepresent" -- present before-- and "antecreation". – M. K. Hunter Oct 28 '14 at 14:46
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If you look up uncreated, it has two meanings:

existing, but without having been created,
not yet created.

If you are talking about God, it should be quite clear that the first meaning is the intended one.

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I think perpetuity may fit the context :

  • the quality of lasting for eternity.
  • the quality of continuing or lasting for an indefinitely long time.

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