Definition of meonic in English:


Pronunciation /meɪˈɒnɪk/ /ˌmiːˈɒnɪk/


  • Of, relating to, or consisting of a kind of pregnant nothingness or void (as distinguished from an absolute blank nothingness) having the potential to transform into matter.


1930s. From ancient Greek μὴ ὄν (more fully τό μὴ ὄν that which is not, nothingness, void (Plato, citing a fragment of Parmenides; from τό, neuter definite article + μή not (from an Indo-European base also found in the Sanskrit negative particle mā) + ὄν, neuter present participle of εἶναι to be: see onto-)) + -ic, after Russian meoničeskij.