Apophis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄποφις (Ápophis), a borrowing from Egyptian ꜥꜣpp altered after ὄφις (óphis, snake).

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The pronunciation with stress on the second syllable is probably more common, but the version with initial stress is based on the Latin pronunciation and may be older.

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Apophis

  1. (Egyptian mythology) An evil snake-god who tries to devour the sun every night.
  2. (astronomy) An asteroid formerly thought to be on a collision course with Earth.

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