Greek for ‘the Destroyer’ (so REB) in Rev. 9:11, and therefore a subtle attack not only on the Greek God Apollo but also on the persecuting emperor Domitian who regarded himself as Apollo on earth.

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  • Apollyon — (a Greek name for Destroyer Απολλυων, from απολλυειν meaning to destroy ) is equated in the New Testament s Book of Revelation with the Beast.Fact|date=September 2008 The term Apollyon was often associated by early Christians with The Devil, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Apollyon — Datos generales Nombre real Ole Jørgen Moe Nacimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Apollyon — Аполлион …   Википедия

  • Apollyon — [ə päl′yən] n. [Gr apollyōn, destroying, ruining < apollyein, to destroy < apo , from + lyein, to LOOSE] Bible in Revelation, the angel of the abyss; Abaddon: Rev. 9:11 …   English World dictionary

  • Apollyon — A*pol ly*on, n. [Gr. ? destroying, fr. ?, ?, to destroy utterly; ? from, entirely + ? to destroy.] The Destroyer; a name used (Rev. ix. 11) for the angel of the bottomless pit, answering to the Hebrew Abaddon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apollyon — (gr.), ein Verderber (Offenb. Joh. 9,11); auf Napoleon gedeutet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Apollyon — Apollyon, griech., der Verderber …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • APOLLYON — Hebr. Abaddon, Latin. perdens, vel destruens. Apocal. c. 9. v. 11 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Apollyon — destroying angel of the bottomless pit (a name sometimes given to the Devil), late 14c., from prp. of Gk. apollyein to destroy utterly (from apo from, away from + olluein to destroy ); a translation of Heb. ABADDON (Cf. Abaddon) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Apollyon — Abaddon Le nom Abaddon provient du mot hébreu אבדון, signifiant « destruction » ou « abîme ». Le nom grec correspondant est Apollyon (le destructeur). Ce nom est utilisé comme nom propre pour désigner l ange exterminateur de l …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Apollyon — noun Etymology: Greek Apollyōn Date: 14th century the angel of the bottomless pit in the Book of Revelation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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