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[uh-pol-yuh n] /əˈpɒl yən/
the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Rev. 9:11.
Origin of Apollyon
< Greek apollýōn (present participle of apollýnai to utterly destroy), equivalent to ap- ap-2 + olly- destroy + -ōn present participle suffix Unabridged
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(New Testament) the destroyer, a name given to the Devil (Revelation 9:11)
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C14: via Late Latin from Greek, from apollunai to destroy totally
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Word Origin and History for Apollyon

destroying angel of the bottomless pit (a name sometimes given to the Devil), late 14c., from present participle of Greek apollyein "to destroy utterly" (from apo- "from, away from" + olluein "to destroy"); a translation of Hebrew Abaddon (q.v.).

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