Apollyon

[ uh-pol-yuhn ]
/ əˈpɒl yən /

noun

the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Revelation 9:11.

QUIZZES

FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?

Origin of Apollyon

From Greek apollýōn (present participle of apollýnai “to destroy utterly, kill”), equivalent to ap(o)- prefix denoting completion or finishing (off) + olly- present tense stem + -ōn present participle suffix; cf. apo-
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Apollyon

British Dictionary definitions for Apollyon

Apollyon
/ (əˈpɒljən) /

noun

New Testament the destroyer, a name given to the Devil (Revelation 9:11)

Word Origin for Apollyon

C14: via Late Latin from Greek, from apollunai to destroy totally
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012