Today’s word of the day is: APOTHEOSIS
- the ideal example; epitome; quintessence: This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.
- the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.
Apotheosis is a Late Latin and Greek word meaning “deification.” It ultimately derives from the Greek combining form theós meaning “god.” It entered English in the late 1570s and later developed the sense “departure from this earthly life into heaven.”
Origin of Apotheosis is Late Latin.
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