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apotheosis Explained

apotheosis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ə'pɔθı'əusəs]

apotheosis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

apotheosis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [singular] formal // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Late Latin; Origin: Greek, from apotheoun 'to make into a god', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + theos 'god']//
1 the best and most perfect example of something: apotheosis of// --the apotheosis of romantic art//
2 the best or highest point in someone's life or job: apex// apotheosis of// --the apotheosis of his career//

apotheosis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Elevation to the status of a god. The term recognizes that some individuals cross the dividing line between human and divine. Ancient Greek religion was disposed to belief in heroes and demigods, and historical figures were sometimes worshiped as gods. Until the end of the republic the Romans accepted only one apotheosis, identifying the god Quirinus with Romulus. The emperor Augustus ordered Julius Caesar recognized as a god and thus began a tradition of deifying emperors.

apotheosis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "apotheosis":
accolade, acme, admiration, adoration, adulation, aggrandizement,
appreciation, approbation, approval, ascension, ascent, assumption,
awe, beatification, beau ideal, bepraisement, best type,
breathless adoration, canonization, congratulation, consideration,
courtesy, culmination, cynosure, deference, deification,
dignification, duty, ego ideal, elevation, eloge, embodiment,
encomium, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, epitome,
erection, escalation, esteem, estimation, eulogium, eulogy,
exaggerated respect, exaltation, excessive praise, favor,
fetishization, flattery, gathering, glorification, glory,
great respect, height, hero, hero worship, high regard, homage,
hommage, honor, ideal, idolatry, idolization, idolizing,
immortalization, kudos, last word, laud, laudation, lifting,
lionization, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, mirror,
overpraise, paean, panegyric, paragon, peak, praise, prestige,
quintessence, raising, rearing, regard, respect, resurrection,
reverence, reverential regard, sainting, sanctification,
shining example, summit, sursum corda, the Ascension,
the Assumption, translation, tribute, ultimate, upbuoying, upcast,
upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust,
veneration, worship

apotheosis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

r>_n. терминатор; заглушка на коаксиальный кабель, обеспечивающая согласование волнового сопротивлени

Apotheosis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Apotheosis \Ap`o*the"o*sis\ (?; 277), n. pl. {Apotheoses}. [L.,
fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to deify; ? from + ? to deify, ? a god.]
1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing
him among, ``the gods;'' deification.

2. Glorification; exaltation. ``The apotheosis of chivalry.''
--Prescott. ``The noisy apotheosis of liberty and
machinery.'' --F. Harrison.

apotheosis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

apotheosis
n 1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
equal [syn: {ideal}, {paragon}, {nonpareil}, {saint}, {nonesuch},
{nonsuch}]
2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn:
{deification}, {exaltation}]
[also: {apotheoses} (pl)]

apotheosis at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ἀποθέωσις|sc=polytonic, from verb Inter: term » ἀποθεόω||deify|sc=polytonic (factitive verb formed from Inter: term » θεός||God|sc=polytonic with intensive prefix Inter: term » ἀπο-|sc=polytonic).

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /əˌpɒθ.iːˈəʊ.sɪs/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /əˌpɑː.θiˈoʊ.sɪs/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-apotheosis.ogg|Audio (US)
  • : Inter: rhymes » əʊsɪs

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » apotheoses


  • The fact or action of becoming or making into a god; deification.
    1. 1986, SRF Price, Rituals and Power, p. 75:
    2. : In Rome itself the official position was clear: the apotheosis of the emperor took place only after his death; this had to be officially recognized by the Senate, and only then did the emperor become a divus with an official cult.
    3. 2002, CE Newlands, Statius Silvae and the Politics of Empire'', p. 176:
    4. : As a former mortal who underwent apotheosis, Hercules was important to the emperors.
    5. Glorification, exaltation; crediting someone with extraordinary power or status.
    6. 1974, Per Lord Hailsham, Smedleys Ltd v Breed 19742 All ER 21(HL) at 24:
    7. : Thereafter, the caterpillar achieved a sort of posthumous apotheosis. From local authority to the Dorchester magistrates, from the Dorchester magistrates to a Divisional Court presided over by the Lord Chief Justice of England, from the Lord Chief Justice to the House of Lords, the immolated insect has at length plodded its methodical way to the highest tribunal in the land.
    8. A glorified example or ideal; the apex or pinnacle (of a concept or belief).
    9. 1925, William Carlos Williams, 'Edgar Allan Poe', In The American Grain, 1990, p. 232:
    10. : In his despair he had nowhere to turn. It is the very apotheosis of the place and the time.
    11. The best moment or highest point in the development of something, for example of a life or career; the apex, culmination, or climax (of a development).
    12. : The apotheosis of her career was her appointment as chairman.
    13. Loosely, release from earthly life, ascension to heaven; death.
    14. 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
    15. : Bear thee grimly, demigod! Up from the spray of thy ocean-perishing — straight up, leaps thy apotheosis!
    16. Inter: psycholog » y The latent entity that mediates between a person's psyche and their thoughts. The id, ego and superego in Freudian Psychology are examples of this.

      Related terms

      * apotheosize

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » deification; becoming a god

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|обожествяване
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|apotheose
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apothéose|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Gottwerdung|f
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|האלהה|f|tr=ha'alahá|sc=Hebr|alt=הַאֲלָהָה

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|апотеоза|f|tr=apoteóza|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|боготворење|n|tr=bogotvórenje|sc=Cyrl
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|обожествление|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apoteosis|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|apoteos|c
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|신으로 모심


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Glorification, exaltation; crediting someone with extraordinary power or status
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Vergötterung|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|прославление|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » A glorified example or ideal; the apex or pinnacle (of a concept or belief)
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|апофеоз|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Loosely, release from earthly life, ascension to heaven; death
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|вознесение|n


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Latin

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » grc|la Inter: term » ἀποθέωσις|sc=polytonic, from verb Inter: term » ἀποθεόω||deify|sc=polytonic (factitive verb formed from Inter: term » θεός||God|sc=polytonic with intensive prefix Inter: term » ἀπο-|sc=polytonic).

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: a » Classical Inter: IPA » /a.po.tʰeˈoː.sis/|lang=la

    Noun

    Inter: la-noun » apotheōsis|apotheosis|apotheōsis|f|third
  • apotheosis, deification

    Inflection

    Inter: la-decl-3rd-PAR » apotheosis|apotheōsis|apotheos|apotheōs

    Descendants

    * French: Inter: l » fr|apothéose
    • Spanish: Inter: l » es|apoteosis


    Translation: et » apotheosis
    Translation: el » apotheosis
    Translation: fr » apotheosis
    Translation: ko » apotheosis
    Translation: io » apotheosis
    Translation: ku » apotheosis
    Translation: my » apotheosis
    Translation: ps » apotheosis
    Translation: pl » apotheosis
    Translation: ru » apotheosis
    Translation: ta » apotheosis
    Translation: te » apotheosis
    Translation: tr » apotheosis
    Translation: vi » apotheosis
    Translation: zh » apotheosis