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Apollonian

[ap-uh-loh-nee-uh n] /ˌæp əˈloʊ ni ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the cult of Apollo.
2.
(lowercase) serene, calm, or well-balanced; poised and disciplined.
3.
(lowercase) having the properties of or preferring classic beauty.
Compare Dionysian (def 2).
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Greek apollṓni(os) of Apollo + -an
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Apollonian

/ˌæpəˈləʊnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Apollo or the cult of Apollo
2.
(sometimes not capital) (in the philosophy of Nietzsche) denoting or relating to the set of static qualities that encompass form, reason, harmony, sobriety, etc
3.
(often not capital) harmonious; serene; ordered
Compare Dionysian
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Word Origin and History for Apollonian
adj.

1660s, from Apollo (Greek Apollon) + -ian. The Greek adjective was Apollonios. The word also is attested in English as Apollinarian (1753), Apolline (c.1600).

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