Apollo


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A·pol·lo

 (ə-pŏl′ō)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The god of prophecy, music, medicine, and poetry, sometimes identified with the sun.
2. apollo pl. apol·los A young man of great physical beauty.

[Latin Apollō, from Greek Apollōn.]

apollo

(əˈpɒləʊ)
n, pl -los
a strikingly handsome youth

apollo

(əˈpɒləʊ)
n, pl -los
(Animals) a handsome Eurasian mountain butterfly, Parnassius apollo, with palish wings and prominent red ocelli

Apollo

(əˈpɒləʊ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the god of light, poetry, music, healing, and prophecy: son of Zeus and Leto

Apollo

(əˈpɒləʊ)
n
(Astronautics) any of a series of manned US spacecraft designed to explore the moon and surrounding space. Apollo 11 made the first moon landing in July 1969

A•pol•lo

(əˈpɒl oʊ)

n., pl. -los.
1. the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, and poetry.
2. a handsome young man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Apollo - (Greek mythology) Greek god of lightApollo - (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations
ApollApollon
ApolloApollón
アポロアポロン

Apollo

[əˈpɒleʊ] NApolo

Apollo

n (Myth) → Apollo m; (fig also)Apoll m

Apollo

[əˈpɒləʊ] nApollo
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This part of the existing hymn ends with an encomium of the Delian festival of Apollo and of the Delian choirs.
are unknown to the writer of the hymn, 2) the temple built by Trophonius and Agamedes for Apollo (ll.
First the new-born child found a tortoise and from its shell contrived the lyre; next, with much cunning circumstance, he stole Apollo's cattle and, when charged with the theft by Apollo, forced that god to appear in undignified guise before the tribunal of Zeus.
Now Chryses had come to the ships of the Achaeans to free his daughter, and had brought with him a great ransom: moreover he bore in his hand the sceptre of Apollo wreathed with a suppliant's wreath, and he besought the Achaeans, but most of all the two sons of Atreus, who were their chiefs.
Sons of Atreus," he cried, "and all other Achaeans, may the gods who dwell in Olympus grant you to sack the city of Priam, and to reach your homes in safety; but free my daughter, and accept a ransom for her, in reverence to Apollo, son of Jove.
Not a word he spoke, but went by the shore of the sounding sea and prayed apart to King Apollo whom lovely Leto had borne.
A CROW caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine.
He calls himself the New Priest of Apollo, and he worships the sun.
The man who called himself Kalon was a magnificent creature, worthy, in a physical sense, to be the pontiff of Apollo.
Father Brown could not look at anything without blinking; but the priest of Apollo could look on the blaze at noon without a quiver of the eyelid.
But Agamemnon was glad when he heard his chieftains quarrelling with one another, for Apollo had foretold him this at Pytho when he crossed the stone floor to consult the oracle.
This in fact was how Eurytus came prematurely by his end, for Apollo was angry with him and killed him because he challenged him as an archer.