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Apollo

[uh-pol-oh] /əˈpɒl oʊ/
noun, plural Apollos for 2, 3.
1.
the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis.
2.
a very handsome young man.
3.
Aerospace. one of a series of U.S. spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the moon and back.
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British Dictionary definitions for apollos

apollo1

/əˈpɒləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
a strikingly handsome youth

apollo2

/əˈpɒləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
a handsome Eurasian mountain butterfly, Parnassius apollo, with palish wings and prominent red ocelli

Apollo1

/əˈpɒləʊ/
noun
1.
(classical myth) the god of light, poetry, music, healing, and prophecy: son of Zeus and Leto

Apollo2

/əˈpɒləʊ/
noun
1.
any of a series of manned US spacecraft designed to explore the moon and surrounding space. Apollo 11 made the first moon landing in July 1969
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Word Origin and History for apollos

Apollo

Olympian deity, god of music, poetry, medicine, etc., later identified with Helios, the sun god; the name is a Latin form of Greek Apollon, said to be perhaps related to an obsolete Greek verb meaning "to drive away" (evil, etc.) [Klein, citing Usener].

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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apollos in Culture

Apollo definition


The Greek and Roman god of poetry, prophecy, medicine, and light. Apollo represents all aspects of civilization and order. He was worshiped at the Delphic oracle, where a priestess gave forth his predictions. Zeus was his father, and Artemis was his sister. He is sometimes identified with Hyperion, the Titan he succeeded.

Note: As a representative of controlled and ordered nature, Apollo is often contrasted with Dionysus, the god who represents wild, creative energies.
Note: The sun was sometimes described as Apollo's chariot, riding across the sky.
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apollos in the Bible

a Jew "born at Alexandria," a man well versed in the Scriptures and eloquent (Acts 18:24; R.V., "learned"). He came to Ephesus (about A.D. 49), where he spake "boldly" in the synagogue (18:26), although he did not know as yet that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah. Aquila and Priscilla instructed him more perfectly in "the way of God", i.e., in the knowledge of Christ. He then proceeded to Corinth, where he met Paul (Acts 18:27; 19:1). He was there very useful in watering the good seed Paul had sown (1 Cor. 1:12), and in gaining many to Christ. His disciples were much attached to him (1 Cor. 3:4-7, 22). He was with Paul at Ephesus when he wrote the First Epistle to the Corinthians; and Paul makes kindly reference to him in his letter to Titus (3:13). Some have supposed, although without sufficient ground, that he was the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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