[ uh-pol-yuhn ]
/ əˈpɒl yən /
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the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Revelation 9:11.
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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-
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How to use Apollyon in a sentence
Even Apollyon appears in old paintings with huge wings, like those of a bat.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
Youve found that I am not the devil, after all,—at least not the Spanish Apollyon.By order of the company|Mary Johnston
The master of the stalls again gasped forth the word, "Apollyon!"Anne of Geierstein, Volume I (of 2)|Sir Walter Scott
As I read the story of Christian and Apollyon to its end, a new courage fought in me with my morning fears.Dead Man's Rock|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Now in the valley Christian had a hard fight with a fiend called Apollyon.
British Dictionary definitions for Apollyon
/ (əˈpɒljən) /
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
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