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Apollo +‎ -n- +‎ -ian


Apollonian (not comparable)

  1. (Greek mythology) Of or relating to the Greek god Apollo.
  2. Of or relating to the Ancient Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga.
  3. Pertaining to Apollonia.
    • 2011, Power and State Formation in West Africa: Appolonia from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, ISBN 0230370691:
      They speak Aowin [Anyi] but their blood is Apollonian blood.
  4. Alternative form of apollonian


Apollonian (plural Apollonians)

  1. One who is apollonian.
    • 2008, Herbert Spiegel & ‎David Spiegel, Trance and Treatment: Clinical Uses of Hypnosis, ISBN 1585627275, page 120:
      By contrast, Apollonians value reason more than feeling.
    • 2011, Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century, ISBN 1400828554, page 24:
      Apollonians and Dionysians are usually the same people: now sober and serene, now drunk and frenzied.
    • 2013, Raphael Massarelli, ‎Lloyd A. Horrocks, ‎& Julian N. Kanfer, Phospholipids and Signal Transmission, ISBN 3662029227:
      Those of us who were Apollonians had thus a chance to organize a programme. The Dionysians knew what was going to happen to them, but, of course, did not know yet how to cope with it.
    • 2016, Ellen Goldberg & ‎Dorian Bergen, The Art and Science of Hand Reading:
      Apollonians are creative artists, but while all Apollonians love the arts, there are both creative and business types of Apollonians.
  2. A native of Apollonia.
    • 1824, Isaac Littlebury (translator), The History of Herodotus:
      But the Apollonians being soon informed of the thing, caused him to appear without delay before the court of justice; and sentenced him to lose his eyes, for sleeping when he ought to have watched.
    • 1978, Paul Mmegha Mbaeyi, British Military and Naval Forces in West African History, 1807-1874:
      Another clause in the rules of conduct drawn up for defeated Appolonia virtually transferred jurisdiction to Maclean: by it, he invited 'every Appolonian who may be oppressed or injured wither [i.e. whether] by Quacoe Accah [Kwaku Akkah, the King] or any other chief ... to make his complaint to the governor of Cape Coast
    • 2015, Joel D. Irish & ‎G. Richard Scott, A Companion to Dental Anthropology, ISBN 1118845439, page 261:
      McIlvaine and colleagues (2014) examined a cemetery at the Greek colony of Apollonia, Albania to assess to what degree interbreeding may have occurred between indigenous Illyrians and colonial Apollonians.
  3. (science fiction) A native of the planet Apollo.
    • 2008, C. G. Stevenson, The Apollonian Appearance: The Being from the Planet Apollo, ISBN 1467868663:
    • 2013, Jim Henry, Universal Life Force Series Featuring Antiquity Calais Vol. 1-3, ISBN 1304552810:
      At first, when the Apollonians converged on her, Mary Theresa thought she had made a major mistake by going to the battle.
    • 2013, James Bartholomeusz, The Grey Star, ISBN 1605427039, page 17:
      The last person who tried this kind of appeal was actually the new vessel -- an Apollonian, one I knew briefly.

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