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Phoebus

[fee-buh s] /ˈfi bəs/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. Apollo as the sun god.
2.
Literary. the sun personified.
Origin
< Latin < Greek Phoîbos literally, bright, akin to pháos light; replacing Middle English Phebus < Medieval Latin; Latin, as above
Related forms
Phoebean
[fi-bee-uh n, fee-bee-] /fɪˈbi ən, ˈfi bi-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Phoebus

/ˈfiːbəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) Also called Phoebus Apollo. Apollo as the sun god
2.
(poetic) a personification of the sun
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek Phoibos bright; related to phaos light
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Word Origin and History for Phoebus

epithet of Apollo as sun-god, late 14c., from Latin Phoebus, from Greek Phoibos, literally "bright, shining, radiant," of unknown origin. Related: Phoeban.

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