Apollyon

Apollyon

[uh-pol-yuhn]
noun
the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Rev. 9:11.

Origin:
< Greek apollýōn (present participle of apollýnai to utterly destroy), equivalent to ap- ap-2 + olly- destroy + -ōn present participle suffix

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Apollyon (əˈpɒljən)
 
n
New Testament the destroyer, a name given to the Devil (Revelation 9:11)
 
[C14: via Late Latin from Greek, from apollunai to destroy totally]

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Apollyon
destroying angel of the bottomless pit (a name sometimes given to the Devil), late 14c., from Gk. prp. of apollyein "to destroy utterly" (from apo- "from, away from" + olluein "to destroy"); a translation of Heb. Abaddon (q.v.).
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Apollyon definition


destroyer, the name given to the king of the hosts represented by the locusts (Rev. 9:11). It is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Abaddon (q.v.).

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