Apelles

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See also: apel·les and apel·lés

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin Apellēs, from the Ancient Greek Ἀπελλῆς (Apellês) (Apellēs, Apelles of Kos, a renowned painter in the time of Alexander the Great).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Apelles

  1. (used connotatively) A master artist.

References[edit]

  • Apelles” listed on page 382 of volume I (A–B) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1885]
      Apelles (ăpe·līz). The name of a distinguished Greek painted in the time of Alexander the Great; sometimes used connotatively for a master artist. [¶] c1630 Drumm. of Hawth. Wks. 1711, 2/1 Gold-smith of all the stars, with silver bright Who moon enamels, Apelles of the flow’rs. 1711 Shaftesb. Charac. (1737) I. 227 That none besides..an Apelles shou’d draw their picture.
  • Apelles” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]