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apian

[ ey-pee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to bees.


apian

/ ˈeɪpɪən /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling bees


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Word History and Origins

Origin of apian1

1860–65; < Latin api ( s ) bee + -an; compare Latin apiānus muscat

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Word History and Origins

Origin of apian1

C19: from Latin apiānus, from apis bee

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Example Sentences

Apian has seven boats, the Drac keeps his victim seven years, the woman of Condrieu has seven sons.

Apian silences one of his crew who attempts to mock at the unhappy wretches.

Apian continued to maunder over the Ptolemaic theory and astrology in his lecture-room.

The young astronomer, though Apian's pupil, was an avowed Copernican and the destined master and friend of Kepler.

But even honey will cloy; and that sweetest of all moons, the Apian one, would sometimes be better for a change.

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