Ἀπόλλων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Pre-Greek, or from an older, obsolete verb meaning "to drive away," as in evil (via Klein from Usener).[1] Socrates in Cratylus connects it, probably incorrectly, to ἀπόλλυμι (apóllumi, to destroy), ἀπολούων (apoloúōn, washing), ἀπολύων (apolúōn, delivering), ἁπλοῦν (haploûn, simple), and ἀειβάλλων (aeibállōn, always shooting).

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Proper noun[edit]

Ᾰ̓πόλλων (Apóllōnm (genitive Ᾰ̓πόλλωνος); third declension

  1. Apollo

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

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