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Origin of antipode
Origin of antipodes
Examples from the Web for antipode
It is the antipode to the hand of those who have large, lovable natures.The World I Live In|Helen Keller
Would not this science be the antipode (some would say antidote) of the mystic dreams of Plato and of Delsarte himself?Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
It does not, however, attain the dimensions of its antipode, rarely exceeding those of a large shrub.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series|Philip Henry Gosse
Calhoun, one of the firmest props of the government, was his antipode in almost every particular.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
The finite was self-arrayed against the infinite, the mortal against immortality, and a sinner was the antipode of God.Retrospection and Introspection|Mary Baker Eddy
Word Origin for antipodes
late 14c., "persons who dwell on the opposite side of the globe;" 1540s as "place on the opposite side of the earth," from Latin antipodes "those who dwell on the opposite side of the earth," from Greek antipodes, plural of antipous "with feet opposite (ours)," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)); thus, people who live on the opposite side of the world.
Yonde in Ethiopia ben the Antipodes, men that haue theyr fete ayenst our fete. ["De Proprietatibus Rerum Bartholomeus Anglicus," translated by John of Trevisa, 1398]
Not to be confused with antiscii "those who live on the same meridian on opposite side of the equator," whose shadows fall at noon in the opposite direction, from Greek anti- + skia "shadow." Related: Antipodal (adj.); antipodean (1630s, n.; 1650s, adj.).