[ ah-paw ]
/ ˈɑ pɔ /
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an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9,690 feet (2,954 meters).
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Other definitions for Apo (2 of 3)
a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek, apo- has the spatial sense “away, off, apart” (apogee; apocope; apostasy; apostrophe); it occurs with deverbals that denote a response or defense (apodosis; apology) and is found on verbs having perfective force relative to a corresponding simple verb (apoplexy; aposiopesis). In modern scientific coinages in English and other languages, apo- marks things that are detached, separate, or derivative (apocarpous; apoenzyme).
Also especially before a vowel, ap-.
Origin of apo-
From Greek, prefixal use of apó; akin to off, Sanskrit ápa, Latin ab
Other definitions for Apo (3 of 3)
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How to use Apo in a sentence
In short, I turn'd him away apon't, for he is no servant for me that's taken in a false Oath.Selections from the Observator (1681-1687)|Roger L'Estrange
Aer may be explained, oti airei ta apo tes ges; or, oti aei rei; or, oti pneuma ex autou ginetai (compare the poetic word aetai).
Pallas is derived from armed dances—apo tou pallein ta opla.
Ar' oun ameinon an tis heterthen apo tn megistn te kai koilotatn organn hyparxaito ts ztses?On the Natural Faculties|Galen
The shadows which lurked upon Mount Apo descended over the lower slopes, then enfolded the Gulf.Terry|Charles Goff Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for Apo (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɑːpəʊ) /
the highest mountain in the Philippines, on SE Mindanao: active volcano with three peaks. Height: 2954 m (9690 ft)
British Dictionary definitions for Apo (2 of 2)
away from; offapogee
indicating separation ofapocarpous
indicating a lack or absence ofapogamy
indicating derivation from or relationship toapomorphine
Word Origin for apo-
from Greek apo away, off
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