- apo koinu,
Origin of apocalypse
Examples from the Web for apocalypse
Conning people into buying a book to prepare for an "Ebola apocalypse" is not just irresponsible, it's pathetic.
In retrospect, 2009 and 2010 were halcyon days in the Middle East, now that we seem just one horseman short of an apocalypse.
All in all, a good week for learning that people you love aren't really dead and also holding off the apocalypse.Naked Ben Franklin Christens the Campy Return of ‘Sleepy Hollow’|Amy Zimmerman|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is the Steven Soderbergh version of Apocalypse Now the only thing that can bring you back to film?The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh|Andrew Romano|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And his election would not hasten the Republican apocalypse.Thad Cochran Wins One for Sanity Over Tea Partier Chris McDaniel|Michael Tomasky|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The term "the rest," applied to persons, occurs in the following passages of the Apocalypse in addition to that before us: chaps.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
Henry donated the windows and he had Diana of Poitiers pictured among the righteous souls in the fifth seal of the Apocalypse.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Doubtless, these signs had originally represented the Lamb with the flag of the Apocalypse.The History of Signboards|Jacob Larwood
The Apocalypse is absolute proof as to how they originated, and that they were prevalent when it was written.The Wave of Scepticism and the Rock of Truth|Matthew Henry Habershon
There is no room here for a commentary on the Apocalypse; I will only indicate, in a rapid glance, the outline of the book.Who Wrote the Bible?|Washington Gladden
Word Origin for apocalypse
late 14c., "revelation, disclosure," from Church Latin apocalypsis "revelation," from Greek apokalyptein "uncover, disclose, reveal," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + kalyptein "to cover, conceal" (see Calypso). The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos' book "Apokalypsis" (a title rendered into English as "Apocalypse" c.1230 and "Revelations" by Wyclif c.1380).
Its general sense in Middle English was "insight, vision; hallucination;" meaning "a cataclysmic event" is modern. As agent nouns, apocalypst (1829), apocalypt (1834), and apocalyptist (1835) have been tried.