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.]
1. The act of producing, or giving birth or
origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production;
The origin and genesis of poor Sterling's
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.
3. (Geom.) Same as