qets, ’ephec, kalah; telos, sunteleo:
The end of anything is its termination, hence, also, final object or purpose.
In Da 9:24, the Iteb text has chatham, "to seal up" ("to complete or finish"), but the margin, followed by the [[King James Version]], the Revised Version (British and American), Driver and most moderns, has hathem, "to finish," "end," "complete," a difference of one letter, but practically none in the sense, "to bring to an end"; compare "to finish the transgression," which precedes.
For "ends of the earth" see ASTRONOMY, sec. III, 2.