Also, the Nicean creed uses Lumen instead of Lux (Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine) to refer to the light of God, implying a more metaphorical meaning to Lumen, rather than the strict sense of light.


Before asking the question, I didn't explore the LSJ for πέρας and τέλος linked in TKR's comment in detail. After reading them carefully, I can self-answer. Πέρας means an "end" spatially; some of its more general meanings may be used for time, but it's too rare. Τέλος is also "a length of time (or space)", but mostly "end" as the moment or point of "...

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