- the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Rev. 9:11.
Origin of Apollyon
Examples from the Web for apollyon
It is Apollyon who tempts Rome thus with the world and the flesh.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Rhodes was Apollyon and a financier, and the foul fiend himself.A Tramp's Notebook
Evidently this was a case of possession by Apollyon himself.The Cradle of Mankind
When Beelzebub had ended his oration, then Apollyon did begin.The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus
On the other hand, Apollyon may be waiting for one round the corner of the next street.The Literary Sense
- New Testament the destroyer, a name given to the Devil (Revelation 9:11)
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.).